4 Ways EV Charging at Workplace Promotes Growth
Future proof your business
With the increase of Electrical Vehicles (EVs) in Australia, investing in EV charging is investing in the future. There has been a massive shift in the behaviour of drivers and EVs are more popular than ever. From our data EV sales have increased by 3 times since last year, this increase in electric car sales means an increase of users who need to charge their vehicles. At this point, the Australian EV market is in its infant stage but with the goal of being Carbon neutral by 2050, the market will only grow. This can benefit businesses as having capabilities before the market rises mean the infrastructure will be in place already.
Electric vehicles have evolved very quickly in a short period of time, in 2012 the average range was around 70km, now in 2022, the average is 313km which is an increase of over 400%. In the coming years, we can expect the EVs range, capabilities and ubiquity will grow exponential. Implementing EV charging solutions not only prepares you for the coming era of EVs but also future-proofs your workplace by accommodating the increase in EV users and demand for EV charging.
Employee satisfaction is always at the forefront of business owners’ minds. If your employees aren’t happy and satisfied with their workplace then their productivity will drop, overall morale will be poor, and you may even experience a high employee turnover rate. As the global mindset shifts towards being environmentally and socially conscious more and more people are expecting their workplaces to do the same. Having an EV charging solution at work is convenient, instead of just relying on home charging to charge their vehicle, EV drivers prefer to charge wherever they are. Allowing Employee to charge at the workspace save your employees time and concern by allowing them to charge while they work. Your staff are more likely to arrive on time since they spend less time looking for a charging station. They might even put in a bit more time at work to wait for their EV to finish charging. Being a more environmentally conscious business can also attract new talent as your ideals align with theirs.
Reduce your carbon footprint, promote sustainability as a corporate responsibility
Transport emissions are Australia’s third largest source of greenhouse gasses, accounting for 17% of the total emissions. This has grown by over 60% in the last 30 years, if this growth continues it will be unsustainable.
The emissions from employee commutes can quickly pile up for businesses no matter the size of your employment base. By supplying EV chargers, you are encouraging employees to switch to EVs which can have a significant effect on emissions reduction. As a business, it is your corporate responsibility to understand that by supplying EV chargers at the workplace allows your employees to take that step towards being carbon neutral. 100% electric car adoption would reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 6%. With the incorporation of solar with EV chargers then a complete net 0 commutes can be achieved. This not only is a great way to promote sustainability throughout the workplace but also reduce your carbon footprint as a whole.
Adaptable to your business
The move to implementing EV chargers can be hard, you may think that there are many obstacles in your way which would prevent you from it. But we know every business is different, whether you are small or large there is always going to be an EV charging solution for you. With the ever-evolving technology of EV chargers, there is a bigger range than ever at your disposal. EV chargers come in three different levels: Level 1 (Trickle Charging), Level 2 (Fast Charging) and Level 3 (Rapid Charging). Each level comes with its own benefits to suit your workplace’s needs.
Level 1 Charging – Trickle charging is the most basic level of charging, its usual users are those who don’t need to charge their vehicles throughout the day. These chargers work best if vehicles are left for long periods of time to charge due to their very slow charge as they can take up to 40 hours to fully charge an electric vehicle. They charge at a rate of 2kW (10kmph) and can be plugged into a normal wall socket, which works well with workspaces that need a portable option that can be moved to wherever they desire it.
Level 2 Charging – Fast charging also known as AC charging is the next step up from trickle charging, if you decide to implement a level 2 EV charging solution then your building’s power is something to consider. Fast chargers come in two variations, Single and Three phases. Single Phase charges at a rate of 7kW(40kmph) and Three Phase at a rate of 22kW(120kmph) however these rates are all capped depending on the vehicle onboard charging rate. These chargers often can be placed anywhere such as walls, poles or posts, with some models even free-standing. This option would be best for you if you are wanting to charge throughout the day or overnight.
Level 3 Charging – Rapid charging often also referred to as DC is the fastest charging method on the market. Rapid charging can charge at a higher rate than the Fast AC Chargers due to the fact that it bypasses the onboard rectifier. This means that the power goes straight to the battery rather than travelling through the rectifier converting AC to DC. That charging type can input between 50kW to 150kW depending on the model of the charger and gain you up to 420kmph. This is the best option if you need to charge your vehicle in a short period of time.