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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:36 pm

Via GCC: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/12/20171218-ea.html

Electrify America LLC announced it will install more than 2,800 workplace and residential charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States. The initiative is part of Electrify America’s $2-billion investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and education in the United States over the next 10 years. . . .

The 2,800 Level 2 charging stations will be located at approximately 500 sites, all with more than one charging station. . . .

Approximately 75% of the new charging station sites will be located at workplaces, with the remainder at apartment buildings, condominiums and other multi-family properties. . . .

Employees with chargers at their workplace are six times more likely to drive a plug-in electric vehicle than the average worker, and chargers located at the workplace can potentially double an electric vehicle owner’s daily driving range.

Joining Electrify America in this initiative are SemaConnect, EV Connect and Greenlots. . . .

The companies have committed to install 35% of all multi-family and workplace sites in California in designated low-income or disadvantaged community areas. . . .

Workplace and multi-unit dwelling charging stations will be installed in six California metropolitan areas—Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose—as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington, DC.
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Re: Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:56 pm

Employees with chargers at their workplace are six times more likely to drive a plug-in electric vehicle than the average worker, and chargers located at the workplace can potentially double an electric vehicle owner’s daily driving range.
Another benefit is that other employees actually SEE the vehicle plugged in and charging. It is some of the best advertising for EVs. Furthermore, in CA and other high solar areas, the current and future minimum electrical consumption will be between 9am and 3pm. This is probably one of the best uses for the VW money. Ideally, they will install at least 10% or the parking spaces, alternating or spacing the stations at least one or two parking spaces apart. Like this:
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---------EV------------EV-----------EV-----------EV-----------EV
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That way, one station can potentially reach 4-8 parking spaces. Here's my favorite example:
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