PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Energetics worked with the U.S. Department of Energy to determine how employers can create a successful workplace electric vehicle charging solution with Level 1 charging, taking into account the available budget, program goals, employee interest, and site-specific requirements.
  • Energetics interviewed DOE Workplace Charging Challenge partners that provide Level 1 workplace charging and highlighted their successes so that other employers may benefit from these pacesetters. 

Workplace electric vehicle charging programs are successful when organizations choose the charging station design that best fits the needs of both the employers and employees. To support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge and help organizations develop successful charging programs, Energetics worked with the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy to estimate the costs of two relatively low-cost charging options: Level 1 outlets, which require employees to plug in their own charging cordsets, and Level 1 supply equipment (EVSE), which would not require an employee to use a personal cordset.

The report explains how an employer may be able to cover the costs of offering a Level 1 outlet by charging employees $11.67–$17.50 per month and a Level 1 charging station by charging employees $14.17–$22.50 per month. A detailed report makes these results easy to understand and useful to employers interested in implementing a charging program.  

In addition, this report offers well-thought-out and documented management policy suggestions to facilitate a smoothly operating workplace charging program. It also offers a comparison of Level 1 and Level 2 EVSE to help employers select the best equipment for their needs. 

Read the report.