EV Chargers for Commercial Locations

Is an EV (Electric Vehicle) charging station right for your business?

Let us help! The growing demand for Zero Emission Vehicles fuels the need for charging stations everywhere. This year is expected to bring a dramatic increase to the U.S Market: from 62 EV models currently available to at least 100.

EV Charging Gives a Competitive Edge

  • Put your business on the map! EV drivers can locate and pinpoint your place of business to charge their vehicle. While charging takes roughly half an hour; drivers will likely take interest in dining and shopping in the surrounding area.
  • The hospitality industry will be seeing an increase in demand for these charging stations as EV travelers will be basing their lodging decisions upon the availability
  • Progressive thinking retailers are always looking for new opportunities to obtain new tenants or extend current leases
  • As past EV sales were accredited to private homeowners, popularity is growing among the multifamily communities such as condos, apartments, and HOAs
  • Have you received requests for onsite charging, not yet? You may soon. Studies have shown that having a strong environmental stance attracts high-quality workers.

What goes into Planning an EV Charging Station?

  • Although the decision to add a charging station seems clear-cut, the lack of industry standards for charging stations and compliance with electric codes call for expert support. That’s where we come in!
  • The first step in making the decision is deciding who will own, operate, and maintain the station.
  • Installing one charging station at your business may not Impact your building’s power profile but adding several chargers may. Many things need to be taken into consideration when planning to add EV-Chargers to your place of business. Is your business electrical system equipped to allow it? will metering be used to control, monitor, and bill for electric power usage? Will a new conduit need to be run or will trenching be needed for surface lots?
  • How would you like to offer EV-Chargers? Will they be in a common area or available upon request for personal use, in an assigned parking slot? This will influence the design and cost of your EV-Charger Planning.
  • EV-Chargers use large amounts of electricity. Thorough installation of the chargers is extremely important in order to protect the safety of the user.

(Note: Adequate lighting for outdoor installations should also be considered when planning your Charging Station.)

  • Along with eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by owning an electric vehicle, office buildings and homeowners are choosing to use solar PV systems to power their EV Chargers to help aid in these efforts.
  • Many property owners are looking into EV-Charging stations as a new form of income. A vast variety of approaches can be used, from pre-charge fees to subscriptions from vehicle owners. Time of use should be considered because of demand charges that can affect the entire building’s energy use.

We are certified to install the following EV Chargers

Telsa Wall Connector

(will only work for Teslas) This charger is very suitable for apartments, houses, businesses, and hospitals. It comes with a 24ft charging cable, multiple power settings, weatherproof for outdoor installation, up to 44 miles of range per hour of charging, Energy Star certified, and a 4-year limited warranty. The Wall Connector can power-share to boost your existing electrical capacity, sharing that available power to simultaneously charge multiple cars.

ChargePoint Home Flex

(adapter for Teslas): This charger is great in homes, workplaces, or muti- family home. It comes with a 23ft charging cable, indoor/outdoor installation, up to 37 miles of range per hour of Charging, easy install regardless of your electrical capacity, Energy Star certified, and backed by a 3-year warranty.

Tax Incentives

 Federal tax credits are available to help square the cost of EV Chargers and the EV Charger Installations. The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Property Credit (IRS form 8911) is a tax credit for commercial businesses who install alternate fuel vehicle refueling properties, that covers 30% of the cost with a maximum credit of up to $30,000 per address.

Utility Incentives

Time-of-use is a residential rate where energy prices vary with the time of day. This pricing offers significant benefits to EV owners who charge their vehicles overnight when the demand pricing rates are the lowest. Click here for a summary of the Electric Vehicle Incentives from The US Department of Energy.

Below is a list of local electric utility provider EV Programs

Dakota Electric Association

Xcel Energy

Otter Tail Power

Minnesota Power


Put Your Business on the Map with EV Charger!