At Work Charging

As schedules vary day to day, workplace charging extends a driver’s daily electric range to accommodate any last minute changes of plans after work.

Workplace charging allows employees to use these sorts of features without using up valuable battery life.

 Having the ability to charge at work makes buying an EV that much more attractive to potential buyers

Providing workplace EV charging can contribute to or implement corporate sustainability efforts, reduce an employer’s indirect emissions from employee commutes, and contribute to a building’s LEED Certification requirements.


How to:

Encourage Your Employer to Adopt Workplace Charging

Do the Math: Start by calculating your own charging use and charging needs. Understanding your own charging needs can help both you and your employer create effective workplace charging systems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Workplace Charging website offers a WPC Power and Energy Calculator to help you do this.

Get Out There: Talk to your fellow employees who are either already EV owners or would consider purchasing one. Work together to create a plan to present to your employer and show that there is a demand for workplace charging.

Research: While workplace charging is an excellent employee resource, you’re most likely going to have to persuade your employer to get on board. Start by surveying your fellow employees, researching potential benefits to employers of workplace charging, and having informal conversations with your employer about considering EV charging on the premises.

Get Involved: After getting your employer’s attention, direct them to the numerous workplace charging resources on the Web and work with your fellow employees and employer to build the most effective solution for your workplace. See the U.S. Department of Energy’s site to get started.


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