Electric vehicle owners need options for charging away from home, and business owners are in a perfect position to provide charging space. Adding public EV charging stations to your commercial property provides visitors with a space to charge while generating revenue for your business. Schedule your commercial EV charging station installation today!
Whether you own a business, a commercial property, or a multi-unit residential building, public EV charging spaces provide a host of benefits. With more and more electric vehicles hitting the road each year, EV owners need places to charge away from home. Building owners can add public EV charging stations to attract customers or simply earn a profit with each charge. Not only that, but it’s a great way to help the environment by making EV ownership just a little bit easier!
With many EV charging rebates available, adding public EV charging stations to your property is more affordable than ever. While rebates have traditionally applied more to home EV charging stations, these programs have begun expanding to the commercial sector.
Plug In BC
A sub-program of the CleanBC Go Electric Program, Plug In BC is intended to encourage EV adoption by providing rebates for public EV chargers. Rebates range “from up to $20,000 per <50 kW DCFC, to $130,000 per >100 kW DCFC (for Indigenous communities).” Applications are reviewed on a 2-month cycle, with the next deadline set for August 27th. Talk to TCA today for help preparing your application!
The Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) from NRCAN is intended to facilitate greater electric vehicle ownership over the next couple of decades. The program, which runs until 2024, has set aside $280 million to be used for EV charger rebates. Currently, NRCAN is focusing on public EV chargers, with an application deadline set for June 22, 2021. Learn more today!
In our experience, many of our customers here at TCA weren’t sure how to get started with a commercial EV charging station installation project. You might have a lot of questions: Which rebate best suits your situation? What charger will be best for your needs? What hourly rate should you charge?
If your list of questions is a mile long, don’t worry! The EV charging experts at TCA can answer every question you have—and probably many more you haven’t even thought of yet. When you work with TCA, you have access to all of our expertise. We can start you off with a consultation and quote for your project to give you a better idea of what to expect.
This is unique to every business and situation. The number of possible chargers depends on the site’s infrastructure and the power available, among other factors.
Yes! With proper planning, most public EV charging setups are expandable.
We install open protocol equipment, which means you are never locked into a software or hardware as technology changes. Software and firmware are also automatically updated to keep up with technological advancements.
Customers are billed through an app, on a rate set by the building’s management or ownership. The money is then deposited directly into an account specified by the business.
All chargers are compatible with payment via app, and some will also be compatible with credit cards.
Pricing can be set by management at their preferred rate.
It is less than half the cost to operate an electric vehicle versus a gas vehicle.
Yes! All EV chargers come with light indications that tell users how much their vehicle has charged. This includes indicators for when the device is charging, fully charged, or no longer in use. You can also program a loitering fee in order to discourage people from leaving their fully charged vehicle in the space.
A booster may need to be installed in parkade structures if data or Wi-Fi is not reliably available.
Customers will not get billed for the time that the charger was inactive due to a power outage, and they will receive a warning through the app. When power returns, the charger picks up right where it left off.
Yes, most EV charger manufacturers provide full 24-hour support.