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Workplace EV Charging Installation

Workplace EV Charging Installation

Workplace EV charging stations are the perfect green upgrade for your business. By streamlining the entire charging process with a charging setup located on-site, you’ll be able to easily upgrade to a sustainable all-electric fleet—and improve profitability in the process! Get in touch with TCA today to find out how you can upgrade your business with workplace EV charging options.

The Benefits of an Electric Vehicle Fleet

Businesses everywhere are constantly looking for ways to improve both their sustainability and profitability. In some cases, doing both can be difficult—but EVs powered by workplace EV charging stations are a green upgrade that can also help improve your bottom line. 

Electric vehicles carry an annual operating cost of less than half (and sometimes less than a third) the cost of gas-powered alternatives. Whether your business operates a large fleet or uses a small handful of company vehicles, this is a major money-saving opportunity!

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Why Add EV Charging Stations to Your Workplace?

Relying on public and third-party chargers to power your electric vehicles can be unreliable, time-consuming, and expensive. By adding workplace EV charging stations to your business, you unlock the opportunity to get the most from your switch to electric vehicles!

Workplace EV charging stations enable you to charge vehicles overnight, meaning your fleet will be fully charged and ready to go by the time employees show up to work in the morning. What’s more, with a completely private charging area for your business, employees will never have to wait to charge. And finally, owning each charging station cuts out the middleman (and extra costs) with public EV charging stations.

Rebates Are Available for Workplace EV Charging!

As the push for greater EV adoption sweeps across Canada, more and more rebates have become available. Thanks to these rebates and more, there’s never been a better time to install EV chargers for your fleet!

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EV Charging Rebate Programs

BC Hydro Rebates

Recently, the BC Hydro EV charger rebate program was expanded to include incentives for workplace EV charging stations. The program offers workplaces a rebate of up to $2,000 to purchase and install eligible Level 2 networked EV chargers for employee use, to a maximum of $14,000. Pre-approval from BC Hydro is required prior to purchasing and/or installing chargers. If your business has multiple locations, applications can be submitted for each, to a maximum of four.

NRCAN Rebates

To facilitate greater EV ownership, NRCAN started the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP). The program includes $280 million to be used for EV charger rebates, money which will be available until 2024. In this stage of the program, NRCAN is focusing on commercial and multi-unit residential EV charging, with an application deadline set for June 22, 2021. Learn more today!

Ready to Get Started? TCA Can Help!

If you’re considering upgrading your business to an all-electric fleet, or if you’ve already done so, chances are you have a lot of questions about adding EV charging stations to your workplace. Whether you’re looking to learn more about rebates or how to choose the best chargers for your needs, the EV charging experts at TCA Electric are here to help! We have years of experience installing EV chargers in a variety of settings, and we’re prepared to lend our expertise to upgrade your workplace. Contact us to schedule a consultation!

Workplace EV Charger FAQs

How many chargers can fit in a parking lot? 

This is unique to every workplace. The number of possible chargers depends on the site’s infrastructure and the power available, among other factors.

Can I expand my EV charging setup?

Yes! With proper planning, most workplace EV charging setups can be expanded in the future. 

Does charging a fleet require a large amount of power?

When installed with a power management system, workplace EV chargers do not require a lot of power to charge multiple EV’s at the same time. Instead, as one vehicle reaches full charge, power is reallocated to allow remaining vehicles to charge faster.

Can non-employees use these chargers?

As with a home charger, workplace EV charging stations are not listed or advertised to the public. You can also install a security system to prevent access to non-employees. Optionally, you can also designate specific spaces as being available to visitors.

What kinds of chargers are used for workplace EV charging?

We use a variety of EV chargers to upgrade workplaces here at TCA. Common brands include FLO, SWTCH, Tesla, and Grizzl-E. A variety of models are available, including both Level 2 and Level 3 chargers, and we can help you choose the right chargers for your specific needs.

Can the charging setup be updated as technologies evolve? 

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. 

How much is a charge compared to a tank of gas?

It is less than half the cost to operate an electric vehicle versus a gas vehicle. 

Does your EV charger have a built-in ability to discourage cars that are no longer charging to park in the space?

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. 

What if there is no data or Wi-Fi in the parkade? 

A booster may need to be installed in parkade structures if data or Wi-Fi is not reliably available. 

What happens when the power goes out? 

Charging will cease, and employees or management will receive a warning through the app. When power returns, the charger picks up right where it left off. 

Is there 24 hour support available? 

Yes, most EV charger manufacturers provide full 24-hour support.

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