It’s anticipated that 20% of all electric vehicle (EV) charging will occur at the workplace and at other public locations - and employers, retailers, governments and institutions all around the country are coming up with great reasons to get “plug-in ready” for electric vehicles:
- Office buildings are being outfitted to charge EVs in their parking lots for the sake of early-adopting employees, tenants, and business visitors.
- Merchants, retailers, and commercial developers are making provisions for EV charging as a means of attracting patrons to their locations.
- City and state governments are installing charging stations along public streets, in parks, and in front of municipal buildings to promote environmental concerns with their constituents.
- Universities and community colleges are providing charging locations as a means of promoting technology and “forward thinking” with their faculties, student bodies, and campus visitors.
The network for public access charging is expected to grow as fuel prices continue to climb and more EV models become commercially available. Below are some considerations to take into account that are specific to the installation of public charging stations.