We have seen several WPC projects get started with high hopes, only to get bogged down later with technical difficulties, cumbersome usage policies or higher than expected costs that have derailed the projects. Therefore, we have developed a supplier-agnostic WPC Simple concept that provides a practical and cost effective approach to workplace charging.
This concept has been primarily developed for employers who own their office or facility, but you can easily modify it to fit to your needs. Visit the WPC Simple page to learn more and start thinking how it could be applied at your buildings.
Mostly Level 1
Flat monthly fee
Public stations provide flexibility
Low installation costs
No ongoing network fees
If you haven't yet received any requests from your tenants or any of their employees, it is time to gauge the general interest in WPC at your office complex or facility. Here are a couple of ideas of how to do this:
1. Install some visitor/public charging stations in a central location where people can notice them. After the installation, announce the availability of the stations through your publicity channels and invite users and people potentially interested in WPC to contact your company directly. You can also post the information request and contact information on the charging stations. Notice that no matter what kind of WPC setup you decide to later install, these pilot stations will still be valuable.
2. Work with employers to send out a survey to their employees about interest in WPC. You can use the WPC Simple survey questions and modify them to fit your case.
For apartment building and condominium owners and managers
If you also own and/or manage apartment buildings or condominiums visit www.MultiHousingCharging.com
to find more information on multi-housing charging options.
As a building owner/manager, you are constantly looking for ways to provide good value for your existing tenants and to attract new ones. Electric vehicle charging services are a great way to support both of these efforts. The best part of all is that you don’t necessarily have to do any hardware installations before you have customers ready to pay for charging services.
The most challenging aspect of workplace charging is managing a process involving several parties and finding solutions that provide the greatest cost-benefit ratios for both the building owners and tenant and the PEV owners.
- Cost effective tenant service
Workplace charging is a new service for your tenants that many of their employees will appreciate. This can be set up very cost effectively by planning ahead, offering options and making material investments only after there is a need and commitment from your tenants.
- Tenant attraction and retention
Simply by offering options for workplace charging at your facilities, you will send the message that you are interested in providing solutions for both the present and future needs of your tenants. It is the most forward-thinking and proactive companies and employees that are moving to electric transportation, and these same qualities often make successful companies. These are the kind of tenants that you want to attract and retain.
- Build brand-new revenue streams
Helping your tenants offer workplace charging for their employees will provide new revenue opportunities. You can charge for the service and potentially even add paid parking spots to your lot.
- LEED points
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certifications assign value for the availability of workplace charging infrastructure at office buildings. Your facility can receive extra points for offering this service to your building users.
Looking for good publicity and a piece of the spotlight? Offering workplace charging options will set you up as a leader and your facilities as places to go. The best part of the story is that this all can be done with very small upfront investments.