Charging infrastructure is a crucial element of electrification that many leave as an afterthought to EV adoption. This can be a big mistake for fleet managers, as installation of EV infrastructure can take up to months depending on the amount and type of stations needed. Before deciding on the equipment needed, fleet managers must consider their charging strategy, budget, available space and the infrastructure company they will work with.
For fleets opting to charge their EVs on the road, drivers can make use of the network of 46,000 public stations consisting of nearly 114,000 chargers across the US. Expansive networks like ChargePoint and Shell make it easy for EV drivers to quickly fuel up on-the-go without having to go back to the fleet yard.
Fleets choosing to charge their vehicles at a central depot or at employees’ homes will have to work with one of the many companies offering infrastructure installation. This process will include choosing desired charger types, the number of plugs needed and discussing the logistics of installation on the premises.
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