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Now is the time to get your employer to install EV Charging Stations!

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by DaDr00, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. DaDr00

    DaDr00 Member

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    While dreaming about what options are going to be available for the Model 3, I thought that I might take the initiative to propose an EV charging station where I work! I stumbled across this great information source specific for the United States, but could be applied anywhere, and thought that it would be of value for all the current and prospective Electric Vehicle owners!

    Workplace Charging Challenge: Install and Manage PEV Charging at Work | Department of Energy
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Mine installed two, but at $0.61 per kW/h (home is $0.09 for clean power--$0.06 for dirty power) and you have to sign up (not really an issue, but one more obstacle). I won't be using it and I doubt many others will either. Their excuse is that they have to charge for it or it's considered a taxable benefit.
     
  3. techmaven

    techmaven Active Member

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    Yeah, but it's a good fall back if you need it.

    Fundamentally this is the problem with commercially available charging. Just to recover cost, they have to charge nearly 5x to 10x the marginal rate you pay at home.
     
  4. gimmi80

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    Unless your commute is more than 200 miles what would be the benefit of charging at work?
    I mean if it is free (paid by the place of work) I would definitely charge there but if you have to pay for it is just more convenient to charge at home.
     
  5. TexasEV

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    The benefit is for people who can't charge at home.
     
  6. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    My work facility has 4 ChargePoint stations but even at California rates, 50 cents kW/hr is pricey. I just cheapened out and used the superchargers twice on my 250 mile overnight commute.
     
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    Sure... I always forget the apartment/condo.
    Every time I go to Toronto on Saturday, Sunday the Supercharger is packed with apartment/condo dwellers that don't have any other way to charge.
     
  8. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    It took me 5 years at work but we now have 18 level 1 chargers for employees. We pay $25 a year for an EV parking pass which I feel is fair. So start now as it is rarely a speedy process.
     

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