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Commercial EV Charger Installation in Southeastern Wisconsin

Ideal Installs Electric Vehicle Chargers

Ideal Electric offers commercial EV charger installation for businesses in Southeastern Wisconsin. As electric vehicles increase in popularity, businesses must cater to the needs of their customers who drive electric cars. Installing EV chargers can be a great way to retain your current customer base and appeal to new customers from your competition.

For the best local electrician skilled in electric vehicle charging infrastructure installation, call Ideal Electric.

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Why Install Commercial EV Chargers?

Installing commercial charging equipment can benefit retail locations and other businesses in multiple ways.

  • Attract and retain customers and employees: Cater to customers or employees who drive an electric vehicle and prefer the convenience of fast charging away from home.
  • Reduce carbon footprint: Reduce your business's carbon footprint and contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Increase revenue: Increase revenue by attracting more customers, encouraging them to stay longer, and giving non-customers another reason to walk inside your business.
  • Stay competitive: As more businesses install commercial EV chargers, it is important to stay competitive and cater to the needs of the growing number of electric car drivers.
  • Attract eco-friendly customers: Cater to eco-friendly customers who prioritize sustainable practices.

Commercial EV Charger Incentives for Businesses

To help offset the costs of installing EV chargers, many governments and utility companies offer financial incentives such as rebates or tax credits to businesses that have electric vehicle chargers installed. These incentives can help offset the initial equipment and installation costs, making it more affordable for businesses to adopt EV charging technology.

Available Incentives for Wisconsin Businesses

To further understand potential incentives, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has a comprehensive list of other rebates for commercial EV customers depending on your electrical provider.

Contact Ideal Electric for help installing a commercial EV charger on your property. We service businesses near West Bend, including Hartford, Cedarburg, Menomonee Falls, Germantown, Mequon, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Port Washington, and beyond.

Factors to Consider When Installing EV Chargers

Choose a Reputable Installer

Not every electrician is equipped to install EV charging equipment. Be sure to only work with a company experienced in electric vehicle chargers. Ask about their licensing and certifications. The installer may even be able to get you a list of companies they’ve serviced in the past.

Invest in the Right Charging Option

Comparing EV charger levels? Commercial EV chargers typically offer two levels of charging: Level 2 (208-240V) and Level 3 (480V). Level 2 chargers are more common and suitable for most electric vehicles used for daily commuting. They can charge a vehicle in 4-8 hours, depending on the battery size.

Level 3 chargers, also known as DC fast chargers, can charge a vehicle much faster, typically in 30-60 minutes. However, they are more expensive and require more power, making them suited for commercial use or highway rest stops.

Inquire About Warranties & Maintenance Requirements

Consider any warranties and maintenance requirements of your proposed EV charging equipment. Look for a charger that provides a robust warranty to ensure any defects or issues can be promptly addressed. Additionally, ask your installer about the requirements and costs of ongoing maintenance services, including firmware updates and inspections, to keep the charger operating optimally.

Commercial EV Charger Installation Process

Ideal Electric can be by your side from start to finish for installing commercial electric vehicle charging stations. We’ll conduct an initial inspection and outline the available charging options available to your property.

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Common Installation Costs

There are a few costs you should consider when adding vehicle charging infrastructure to your business.

The equipment cost can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars per charger, depending on the level of charging power and features. Installation fees may also vary depending on the complexity of the installation, such as trenching or adding new electrical infrastructure. Common equipment maintenance costs may include regular inspections, software updates, and any repairs.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Commercial EV Charger Installation

How much does a commercial level 3 EV charging station cost?

Commercial level 3 EV charging stations can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 for the unit. Installation can cost between $1,000 to $10,000 per station. Common maintenance for level 3 chargers may cost between $2,000 and $3,000 per year.

How much does it cost to install a Tesla charger at my business?

The cost of installing a Tesla charger at your business will depend on the type of charger you choose. Tesla Level 2 chargers can be installed in some businesses for under $1,500. The installation of a Tesla supercharger comes at a considerably higher expense, often eclipsing $30,000 and more.

How much power does a commercial EV charger use?

The amount of power consumed by an EV charger will vary based on the charging level, charging speed, and the amount of time the vehicle is plugged in. For example, level 2 chargers can deliver up to ~19 kW of power, and DC fast chargers can provide up to ~500 kW of power, though most commercial units provide between 50 kW to 150 kW.

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