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STATIONS

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Load Calculation

1. No.of chargers based on space
2. Electric power required based on number of chargers

design of electrical distribution system

1. Panel Schematics
2. Cable routing and selection
3. Over current device selection

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Schematics plan

cd set for electrical contractor

1. Detailed layout of charging station
2. Cable routing, panel and charger location
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THE EV MARKET IS GROWING AT AN EXPONENTIAL RATE

Market Overview

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125 MILLION

Electric cars will be on road by 2030.

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13 MILLION

Charging Stations will be needed in the United States by 2030.

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88% CONSUMERS

Consumers will support companies which can improve their environmental
and social footprint
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WHO DO WE HELP?

Our Expertise

Residential

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Parking Lots

Commercial

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Malls
  • Dealerships
  • Workplaces
  • Parking Lots

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Step 1

You send us building parking plan and charging requirements

Step 2

Our experts will work on the design as per NEC, IBC and local state codes

Step 3

We deliver the Energy Efficient and error free EV charging station design with you

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Safety and Reliability

Get an EV charging station design that meets local codes and regulations, ensuring safe operation and reliability.

 

Cost-Effective Charging

We can select EV chargers based on the needs of tenants and visitors, balancing upfront costs and charging speed.

 

Renewable Energy

Integrate your EV chargers with solar panels or other onsite generation systems, reducing their consumption of grid power.

Electric vehicles are growing in popularity, and their share of the US market surpassed 5% in 2021. In other words, one of every 20 vehicles sold in the US is now electric. EVs can help decarbonize the transportation sector, which represents 29% of emissions according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. 

However, the adoption of EVs can only continue if there is enough charging infrastructure. Building owners can contribute by installing their own EV charging stations, so owners can fill up their batteries away from home. EV chargers can achieve synergy with renewable energy sources, especially in places where the grid relies on fossil fuel generation. Solar panels and other onsite generation systems can also reduce the operating cost of EV chargers, especially in places with high electricity tariffs.

Using electric vehicles that run with renewable energy sounds like a promising concept, but we must not forget that EV chargers are high-power electrical devices. They require a professional design and installation to operate safely, and they are subject to local codes like any other electrical system. This is especially true for DC fast chargers, which have typical power ratings of over 50 kilowatts, while operating at 480 volts or above. When dealing with voltage and current of this magnitude, a professional electrical installation is critical.

EV chargers can be classified into three main types, based on their typical power output and charging speed.

  • Level 1 chargers
  • Level 2 chargers
  • DC fast chargers, also known as Level 3 chargers

As you might expect, the fastest EV chargers are the most expensive. However, they are very convenient in buildings where visitors tend to stay for a short time, such as supermarkets and department stores. Level 1 and Level 2 chargers are slower, but they are cost-effective options in places where the EV will remain parked for many hours.

The following table from the US EPA summarizes the main performance features of the three main types of EV chargers:

EV Charger Type

Typical Voltage

Charging Speed

Portable?

Level 1

120 V

2-5 miles per hour

Yes

Level 2

240 V

10-20 miles per hour

No

DC Fast Charger

Varies

>60 miles per 20 minutes

No

Both Level1 and Level 2 chargers use J1772 ports, which are commonly called J-plugs, while DC fast chargers use CCS or CHAdeMO ports. Keep in mind that this doesn’t apply for Tesla vehicles, since the company has its own port design.

Level 1 and Level 2 chargers are cost-effective in homes and apartment buildings, where EV owners have many hours to recharge. The same applies in office buildings and other workplaces where employees will be present for many consecutive hours. On the other hand, if you want to give EV owners the opportunity to recharge while going to a bank or purchasing groceries, the only viable option is a DC fast charger.

Manufacturers will normally provide a Level 1 charger when you purchase an electric vehicle, and Level 2 chargers can be easily installed in homes. However, DC fast chargers have a much higher power consumption than the typical home, and they are better suited for commercial and large multifamily buildings.

NY Engineers can specify the optimal EV chargers for your building, based on the typical parking hours of tenants and visitors. We can also design a code-compliant electrical installation, ensuring a reliable power supply for your EV charging stations.

The state of New York has the goal of deploying 850,000 electric vehicles by 2025. As part of the efforts to reach this goal, there are incentives for EV charging infrastructure:

  • The DCFC Per-Plug Incentive Program provides incentives for public DC fast charger operators, which are calculated per plug as the program name implies.
  • The EV Make-Ready Program provides incentives for organizations who plan to install Level 2 or DC fast chargers. These incentives cover the infrastructure costs of preparing sites for EV chargers (partially or fully, depending on the funds approved). The program has a total budget of $701 million.
  • New York also offers a state tax credit for EV charging stations in commercial buildings and workplaces, equivalent to 50% of costs up to a maximum tax credit of $5,000.

NY Engineers can help you qualify for these EV charger incentives in New York, or any other incentive programs from your state or utility company. This can greatly reduce the cost of installing EV charging stations in your building.

 

Combining EV Chargers With Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable energy sources can be used to supply electricity for EV charging stations, reducing the total amount that must come from the grid. This has two main benefits:

  • EV charging costs are reduced thanks to an onsite power supply.
  • The environmental impact of the charging process is also reduced, since clean electricity from an onsite source is displacing grid electricity that could come from fossil fuels.

Solar power is the simplest option for most building owners, but wind turbines and other renewable technologies may also be viable depending on site conditions or the industry sector. Having EV chargers is especially helpful if your renewable energy system is constantly generating surplus power, since it can be used for recharging instead of being sent to the grid.

Companies who plan to electrify their commercial fleets can use renewable energy to power their charging stations, achieving additional savings and emission cuts. NY Engineers can help you claim incentives for both clean energy systems and EV charging infrastructure.

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