Electric-Car Charging Stations Going In? Best Practices Guide Issued

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ECOtality Blink charging station, showing sticker on the side with 800 number

ECOtality Blink charging station, showing sticker on the side with 800 number

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For eco-minded commuters with electric cars, getting a place to charge their electric car while at work can effectively double their car’s daily range. 

Getting your employer to install a charging station can be far from easy, even if the company you work for is keen to support electric cars. 

Now Plug In America is aiming to help make charging station installations easier with the launch of a new guide designed to make the process of getting an electric car charging station installed in a commercial property easier. 

Produced under a $50,000 grant given to Plug In America last year by the Hawaii State Energy Office’s EV Ready Grant Program, the guide focuses on installing electric car charging stations at retail stores, hotels, businesses and multiple-use dwellings, like apartments, condos, and townhouses. 

With a clearly defined set of steps to follow, the guide offers a low-stress way for those wanting to install a charging station without falling foul of any regulatory problems. 

Available on both the Hawaii State’s website, and Plug In America’s website, the guide is primarily intended for use by those living and working in the 50th state. 

Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

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But with lots of general information too, the guide is useful reading material for anyone wishing to find out more about installing an electric car charging station at a commercial site. 

It’s free too, making it an ideal free resource to show to an unconvinced boss, landlord, or homeowners association that installing a public charging station is a good idea. 

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