We are living in an EV decade where most of our transportation will be electrified. Many of your employees may be considering purchasing a plug-in vehicle. Workplace charging (WPC) provides great convenience for EV owners, and in some cases is essential for commuters. As an employer, you have a unique opportunity to show leadership in this area by working with the building owner/manager to provide workplace charging for your employees. . 

Your company can also help to make this more equitable transition. More affordable used EVs have shorter range and many owners might also live in multi unit buildings where they might not have charging available at home. In these cases workplace charging is essential. Our EMPOWER is an outreach and education project that provides you support and resources to figure out right answers to your workplace charging questions. Get in touch with
our coalition partners.


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How to proceed?
1. Read through the WPC Simple and Advanced Concepts and start to put together a team that can make things happen. 

2. Talk with your employees and use the 
WPC Simple survey to engage with existing EV owners and see how many are looking at purchasing a BEV or PHEV in the near future years. 

3. Talk with your building owner/manager about their interest in partnering with you to find the right solutions. Refer them to the 
Building Owners / Managers page.

4. Get in touch with your electric utility and see how they could help you with this. 

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

Notice  that there is a federal tax credit for the cost of installing EV charging equipment. If you install EV charging equipment between 1-1-2017 and 12/31/2021 business properties are eligible for 30% (up to $30,000) tax credit of the project costs. 

Employee benefit
Workplace charging is a service that many of your employees will highly appreciate. Users will happily pay appropriate fees for access to electricity at work, or you can consider offering it for free. If you choose the latter option, talk to your tax advisor, as this may be considered a reportable employee benefit.

Attraction and retention
Employees are always looking for dynamic companies that stay on the leading edge of technological development. Workplace charging infrastructure can be one way for your company to show this while providing a valuable service for your employees.

Green credentials towards sustainability goals
On average, commuting to work and back using a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle consumes twice as much energy as the operating energy use of the office building per person. EVs, on the other hand, are about four times more efficient, so every employee who can move from a traditional vehicle to an EV will reduce energy consumption considerably.

Nothing says that you care about people and their future better than supporting efficient, energy independent, low emission, and local economy supporting technology like EVs.

By providing workplace charging, you can show leadership in supporting sustainable transportation options. This kind of action can garner your company positive publicity.