Workplace Charging

Both drivers and manufacturers of EVs agree that charging infrastructure isn’t adequately developed. Due to the lack of the charging points/stations and lower range, EVs currently can’t compete with the convenience provided by their fossil fuel counterparts. As a result, many drivers are discouraged from buying an electric or even plug-in hybrid vehicle. The Electric Vehicle Collaborative Center for Research and Learning has therefore joined the initiative of other EV Collaboratives that promotes workplace charging as a way to ease the lack of charging points/stations and make driving an EV more attractive and convenient.

Benefits of Workplace Charging for Employers

Like its name suggests, workplace charging enables EV drivers to charge their vehicles while at work. But only if made possible by their employers. Since installing and maintaining charging stations as well as providing electricity either for free or small fee means additional costs for employers, these are obviously wondering, what’s in it for them? Believe it or not but workplace charging offers a number of benefits for employers. The top 3 include:

Benefits of Workplace Charging for Employees

In addition to saving employees’ money on transportation, workplace charging also offers other benefits including:

Benefits of Workplace Charging for the Community/Environment

Workplace charging isn’t only good for employers and their employees but for the nearby communities as well. More EVs means less noise pollution and emissions which in turn means a cleaner and healthier environment. Also, EVs emit less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases which means that their environmental effects exceed the local benefits. Though the electricity on which they run comes from a range of sources including fossil fuels, EVs and even hybrids play a very important role in the fight against the global climate change.