The popularity of electric vehicles is on the rise, particularly among young people, who are increasingly accepting of this alternative mode of transportation. However, due to the limited availability of charging stations, queues for charging are very common. This is why the installation of EV chargers in the workplace is becoming more valuable for young office workers.
Installing electric vehicle chargers at your business has its advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, it can encourage employees to charge their electric vehicles, which are eco-friendly and energy-efficient. On the other hand, improper installation of charging stations may pose safety risks.
Let’s start by discussing the benefits of installing charging stations at workplaces.
Firstly, it makes it easier for employees to recharge their electric vehicles, which can boost their satisfaction and attract potential new employees. Not all electric vehicle owners have the resources to install charging stations at home, so using public charging stations is often the only choice. However, public stations are typically busy, and wait times can range from 30 minutes to an hour, with a charging time of around 30 minutes. That wastes too much time for charging the car. But if employees can charge their vehicles at work, it would greatly benefit those who don’t have their own charging stations since work shifts typically range from 8 to 10 hours.
The second priority is energy conservation and emission reduction. Electric vehicles effectively reduce environmental pollution due to their zero-emission characteristics compared to fuel vehicles.
Thirdly, it is cost-effective since the investment required for installing charging piles in the workplace is relatively small compared to fast charging stations in public areas. Fast charging stations in public areas generally require an investment of hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. However, it may only cost several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars to install charging piles in the workplace. This is because workplaces generally have parking spaces and sufficient power supply. Apart from the cost of purchasing charging equipment and installing charging piles, there is no need to invest in additional site fees, transformer box fees, power expansion fees, etc.
So how to avoid safety hazards at EV Charger in the workplace? Ensure high-quality EV chargers are purchased, ask for professionally installed, and employees are trained on their safe usage.
Recommend several EV chargers suitable for installation in the workplace.
AHB22 | Level 2 EV Charger Up to 22KW
DA40 20-40kW DC Charger
FH180 | Three Port 82-202KW DC Fast Charger