Change is inevitable. Don’t let the push toward using electrical vehicles (EVs) for daily commuting catch you unprepared. As an HOA board member, facility manager, business owner, or even talent recruiter, part of your responsibility is providing a means of charging EVs.
According to California’s carbon emission regulations, the state aims to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting an EV infrastructure. Their goal is to support one million zero-emission vehicles by next year. In five years, they predict 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles will be on the road. In preparation for the EV Adoption, the State of California passed AB2565.
AB2565 requires reasonable accommodations for those who live in Multi Unit Dwellings to have access to electric vehicle charging stations. HOAs are caught flatfooted and scrambling to comply with this requirement as demand (and I do mean DEMAND) has been steadily increasing.
This is excellent news for the environment but might not be a positive trend if your apartment, condominium, facility, or hospital (doctors can be cranky when theirTesla isn’t charging while theyt work!!) isn’t prepared to meet the demand.
What can you do avoid this?!Setting up cost-effective charging stations...
Three Types of EVs
The sales of EVs is increasing and in no time at all the United States will be considering gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles a thing of the past.
A hybrid electric vehicle—think Toyota Prius—is powered by gas and electric. Its batteries are charged by regenerative braking, so these cars never need to be plugged in. But they still contribute carbon emissions and may lose popularity as charging stations become more available.
A plug-in hybrid electric like the Chevrolet Volt also has gas and electric batteries, but these are recharged through a plug-in source. These vehicles use the electric battery to travel gas-free for about 40-50 miles. Once the battery is depleted, the vehicle runs on gasoline.
The all-electric, battery electric vehicle (BEV), cars such as the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model 3, are one-hundred percent electric and need to charge once they have driven around 180-200 miles. To fully recharge to 80% would take around 6-9 hours depending on the vehicle, charging station voltage, and how much power the battery needs to reach full capacity.
EV charging stations are a fantastic way to attract and retain tenants and employees. All while making a visual statement supporting environmental sustainability.
But it must be expensive to install charging stations, right? If it isn’t, why aren’t more companies doing it? Good question.
How Charging Stations Work for You
A turnkey renewable energy firm like 5th Avenue Energy offers a no-hassle platform for looking green and inviting the generation of climate-considerate people to work for and do business with you.
5th Avenue Energy consults directly with you on a plan to accommodate your needs and most importantly, your budget.
Additionally, there are many benefits for your business. You can:
- Accommodate requests for EV charging with minimal effort
- Align sustainability initiatives with business goals
- Reduce Green House Gas emissions
- Establish your brand as a green leader
- Earn LEED and Renewable Energy credits
- Attract Top Talent
- Incentivize customers to stay longer
Most states offer incentives for businesses that provide EV charging. California offers a $2500 rebate to purchase an EV.
Utilities are offering up to $5250 per port to offset installation costs up to 40 ports.
We are witnessing an ever-increasing green-conscious world pursuing EV ownership. Your site shouldn’t be left behind. Let 5th Avenue Energy show you how simple, cost-effective and growth-enabling EV charging stations can be.
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