Five Critical Points You need to Know When Selecting A Commercial EV Charging Station

2022-07-18 16:31:17  Resource

In preparation for an emissions-free future, a lot of major automakers have publicly announced commitments to the development of electric vehicles. An abundance of new EV models have entered the market in the past year, and the growth is not expected to slow. According to a study by Precedence Research, the electric vehicle market is expected to register a growth rate of 40.7% by 2027.

Although the predictions support EVs as the future of the automotive industry, the current EVSEs in businesses and public spaces are far less to support the boom. For consumers, range anxiety has been cited as the major hurdle to purchasing an EV. As the production of EVs increases, it will be necessary for businesses across a variety of industries (hospitality, commercial real estate, and multi-family) to install commercial charging stations to meet the needs of tenants and consumers. So it's important to understand five critical points below when selecting a commercial ev charging station.

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1. Charging Speed

The charging speed is especially important in a commercial charger if the owners want to double their vehicle servicing and generate more revenue. EV chargers have three levels that correspond to charging speed: Levels 1, 2, and 3

Level 1 charger is widely applied at home, the average charging period is 10 to 20 hours. Level 2 chargers are the standard charging system for commercial use such as parking garages, fleet depots, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, multi-family complexes, or offices. Standard-Level 2 32-amp chargers use 220-240 volts and charge a vehicle in an average of four to six hours. Level 3, or DC fast chargers, are often used in public to support high-mileage drivers. DC fast chargers can boost a vehicle's battery to 80% withing 30 minutes.

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2. Enhanced Safety Systems

Safety is one of the most important attributes for site hosts and users of EV chargers. Grasen ev charging stations' protection level is IP55, with features of moisture-proof, mildew-proof, waterproof, dust-proof, and flame retardant. The internal components can monitor charging vehicles' temperature, overload, short circuit, or leakage. Besides, the charging port is equipped with an electronic lock, which prevents the outlet port from being pulled out during the charging state to ensure safety. 

3. Energy Efficiency

The GRASEN EV charger power module is composed of multiple units, which can be freely combined and expanded. Can realize dynamic distribution without downtime. Users can realize ultrafast charging with a single port(120kW output) or charging two vehicles simultaneously with dual ports(60kW output each).

4. Open Protocol Charging Networks and Scalability

EV charging networks facilitate communication between charging stations, network owners, and the power grid. They allow property owners to limit access, charge drivers for usage, track energy and use data, and facilitate smart charging to optimize charging.

Grasen ev charging stations support OCPP1.6J communication protocol with the custom backend or other OCPI platforms.

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5. Customizability/Branding

For businesses, commercial charging stations are necessary to attract and retain tenants/customers. Businesses can utilize the space or the display screen for brand marketing or sponsorships and organically reach consumers, leaving a positive impression on employees and customers.

In addition to the above-mentioned, it’s also advisable to make sure that the EVSE you want to buy has a warranty and customer support is available. Normally Grasen offers a 1-year warranty for our products, and it's extendable to 5 years.

Choosing the right charging station may seem like a complex process, but since electric vehicles are the future of the automotive industry, selecting suitable commercial EV chargers help your business stand out from others and is a step toward a greener future for our environment.

Our Customers

Very satisfied with the quality of the product and the suppliers service. The product was delivered in good package. Will definitely purchase from this supplier again.

-- Marcus Groll,A Charging Station Owner in UKRAINE

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