PSEG Entices Employees to Go Electric By Offering Free Charging/Parking Through 2016 at Headquarters in New Jersey

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 12

PSEG Offers Free Employee Charging at its Headquarters in New Jersey

PSEG Offers Free Employee Charging at its Headquarters in New Jersey

Now here’s a way to convince employees that going electric is the right financial choice: offer free charging and parking at the workplace.

Employees Only at This Charging Site

Employees Only at This Charging Site

That’s precisely what PSEG is doing at its headquarters in Newark, New Jersey.

PSEG just opened what it says is the state’s largest charging facility, but it’s basically off-limits to the general public.

Instead, the 13 charging stations installed there will be free to use (through July 2016) for all employees.  Technically, 2 of the charging stations will be set aside for company vehicles, but the other 11 will be reserved for employee-use only.

Additionally, PSEG is offering free parking at its Newark site to employees that own electric vehicles.  Oddly, it’s not usually free to park, at least for some employees, at PSEG sites.

The addition of these 13 chargers (which are considered public, though they probably shouldn’t be) brings the total in New Jersey to 90, which is way shy of what’s needed in the state and still far behind neighboring states like New York (218 public chargers) and Pennsylvania (119 public chargers).

We’d bet that utility company PSEG will soon see several of its employees showing up in electric vehicles simply for the benefits of free charging/parking.

PSEG today opened what it called the largest electric car-charging facility in the state at its Newark headquarters garage, available to its employees.

New Jersey’s largest utility company said the opening of the 13 charging stations coincides with the beginning of a new company incentive program urging employees to use electric cars. Those who participate will receive access to no-cost charging through July 2016, and those in Newark will receive free company parking for the same time period.

The incentive program is available for employees in Newark, at the company’s training center in Edison and at its energy and environment resource center in Salem. Eleven of the charging stations are for employees, and two will be reserved for company cars.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/214635881_PSEG_opens_NJ_s_largest_electric_car_charging_facility.html#sthash.wcYAQEQr.dpuf

PSEG today opened what it called the largest electric car-charging facility in the state at its Newark headquarters garage, available to its employees.

New Jersey’s largest utility company said the opening of the 13 charging stations coincides with the beginning of a new company incentive program urging employees to use electric cars. Those who participate will receive access to no-cost charging through July 2016, and those in Newark will receive free company parking for the same time period.

The incentive program is available for employees in Newark, at the company’s training center in Edison and at its energy and environment resource center in Salem. Eleven of the charging stations are for employees, and two will be reserved for company cars.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/214635881_PSEG_opens_NJ_s_largest_electric_car_charging_facility.html#sthash.wcYAQEQr.dpuf

PSEG today opened what it called the largest electric car-charging facility in the state at its Newark headquarters garage, available to its employees.

New Jersey’s largest utility company said the opening of the 13 charging stations coincides with the beginning of a new company incentive program urging employees to use electric cars. Those who participate will receive access to no-cost charging through July 2016, and those in Newark will receive free company parking for the same time period.

The incentive program is available for employees in Newark, at the company’s training center in Edison and at its energy and environment resource center in Salem. Eleven of the charging stations are for employees, and two will be reserved for company cars.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/214635881_PSEG_opens_NJ_s_largest_electric_car_charging_facility.html#sthash.wcYAQEQr.dpuf

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12 responses to "PSEG Entices Employees to Go Electric By Offering Free Charging/Parking Through 2016 at Headquarters in New Jersey"

  1. David Murray says:

    Are they L2 stations, or just 110V outlets?

    1. Jay Cole says:

      They are L2s…which interestingly only brings the state-wide amount of public stations to 77.

      1. Bonaire says:

        Not really public, so shouldn’t be counted. If added to plugshare, should be marked private.

  2. GeorgeS says:

    When I worked at Honeywell, if you had a parking spot “up front” you were top dog. I would say this kind of offering could have a significant effect on EV sales if we could get all the big companies to participate.

  3. Aaron says:

    We have to get past the building owners (here in Texas) who say that they’re not installing charging points because “God provided us enough fuel until He comes back and takes us all away. God doesn’t make mistakes.” Are you f—ing kidding me? Such is life in the Bible-belt.

    1. GeorgeS says:

      LOL
      I thought living in AZ was bad.
      How can ZZ Top live there.
      Why haven’t they all been jailed?

    2. Dave R says:

      Just tell them you prefer your vehicles to be powered by Texas wind, coal and natural gas instead of gasoline of which a significant percentage is imported.

  4. Bonaire says:

    At one customer I’ve been at.they had 38 carpool spots right up front by the door. Also, a giant 1000 car lot and 600 car garage. No plugs for EVs and no plans as of last year.

    Anyway, what will drive EV sales? At work charging stations. This move by PSEG needs to happen thousands of times more at larger firms. Only concern I have is the after they install 10 EVSE points, 20 employees buy plugins.

    1. GeorgeS says:

      well and they don’t need to put in full blown charging stations. It’s a private company just give them an outlet. and save 90% of the cost of a full blown one.

      1. Bonaire says:

        Yes, 120v sockets on individual circuits would be awesome and cheaply replicated. I’m a big advocate of that. Airports need lots of those, as do hotels, etc.

  5. Nelson says:

    This could be the start of something big! Are the PSE&G L2 chargers their own or are they paying yearly network subscription fees to a company like ChargePoint? What happens after July 2016? Maybe this is PSE&Gs way of testing the automotive charging business. We can only hope.

    1. Bonaire says:

      Maybe. They are the NJ power company, so it’s the employees using their own product. One thing NJ did years ago was to put up tens of thousands of individual solar PV modules one per telephone pole. Not sure why but apparently, it is highly distributed power generation. Kind of ugly but, whatever. Many have shading and point in the wrong directions but they are out there. Shows at least NJ is somewhat progressive. Also has had a history of higher priced SRECs for solar owners.