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Shifting ​transportation from oil to electricity. 

Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are coming to markets around the U.S., with sales growing every month. This movement will mean a huge shift in the energy market. Energy that used to be delivered through gas stations will be replaced by energy delivered through the grid to home and workplace charging stations.

This provides unique opportunities for dynamic companies to set themselves up as leaders in this area.

Action items

1. Set up a team to figure out the roles your company can play in promoting and providing practical workplace charging solutions.   

2. Learning by doing. Set up your own workplace charging program and figure out how easy/hard it is to do at your workplace. Visit WPC Simple page for a practical concept to help you in designing your program. 

3. Join the DOE Workplace Charging Challenge.   

4. Start talking with legislators, advocacy groups, governmental agencies, auto dealers, PEV owners groups and other stakeholders to find out how you can help, support and lead. 

4. Learn, educate, negotiate and work to find the right solutions. 

Here are some ways a utility company
can benefit from promoting workplace charging: 

  • Provide a valuable service for your clients, who can find this new area confusing
    Good information and practical solutions are still in short supply, so your company can provide a truly valuable service to your clients by helping them to find the right solutions.

  • Set your company apart in the marketplace and attract new customers with a stronger
    service portfolio

    Especially in deregulated markets, the capability to provide solutions for workplace charging can give your company a competitive advantage.

  • Build brand-new revenue streams
    Helping your clients offer workplace charging for their employees will help drivers to move to electric transportation solutions. The more people move from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) powered vehicles to Electric Vehicles (EVs), the more electricity they will use.

  • Receive positive publicity by championing sustainable transportation solutions
    Electric transportation has a great potential to decrease our oil dependency and increase the use of domestic, renewable energy sources.

  • Level the charging load
    Workplace charging will extend the charging load to more hours in a day. It will also help users to have higher State of Charge (SOC) when they come home so there is higher likelihood that users can wait till later in the evening to start their charging. Leveling the charging load was one of the design parameters when we developed the WPC Simple concept.

  • Strengthen the grid by adding more controllable load 
    Future Demand Response (DR) and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technologies will allow dynamic control of vehicle energy flow while they are connected to charging stations. By promoting workplace charging, your company will develop more flexibility in your grid.

  • Learn
    This new market is developing fast so it is important and for your company to stay in touch with all important aspects. One of the best ways to do that is to be an active stakeholder in this process. When you set up a new pilot program or work to educate your customers, you will gain valuable information about the market and your customers' approaches and needs. This will enable you to develop better programs in the future and be more successful in rolling them out. 

Case ​Studies

Tools

Useful links

Visit the Case Studies page to read how other employers, property owners and management companies have planned and provided charging infrastructure for EV owners.

Figuring out the ideal WPC charging setup, policies and technical details for your workplace can be complicated. We have gathered the best available tools to help you in this process. 

Workplace Charging Simple concept

The WPC Simple concept is developed to give companies an affordable and easy way to provide workplace charging for their employees. 

Affordable stations

No ongoing network fees

Low installation costs

Dedicated parking

Public stations provide flexibility

Flat monthly fee

Payroll deduction

Mostly Level 1

Key parts of this supplier agnostic concept are: