DOE Workplace Charging Challenge Signs Up 67 Employers and Still Counting

JUN 22 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

Since the DOE launched the Workplace Charging Challenge in January as part of the DOE’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, 67 employers have jumped on board.

The idea here is to get employers to commit to installing charging stations at workplaces across the US.

The task is monumental, but it seems the Workplace Charging Challenge is gathering some steam.

The end goal is to increase the number of workplace charging stations tenfold in the next five years and the DOE seems to be on track to at least hit that target, if not exceed it.

We can only hope that in the future nearly all employers will install at least Level 1 units.  This alone will make EVs more viable for a decent amount of potential consumers, especially when you consider that charging at work will likely be an 8-plus hour affair.

We applaud the DOE’s effort here and urge all employer to consider joining the cause.

More info on the Workplace Charging Challenge, as well as sign up material, can be found by clicking here.

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3 Comments on "DOE Workplace Charging Challenge Signs Up 67 Employers and Still Counting"

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kdawg
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This is actually a very smart initiative to help the adoption of EV’s. The next thing they need to do is an Apartment Complex Charging Challenge.

James
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Here Here!

What a great story. I’d like to get some literature on workplace charging and
spread this around some.

I’ve been working on different angles to spread the good word on charger
placement, This is another great initiative to get the ball rolling!

Bonaire
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Since workplaces are typically daytime situations, it would be nice for businesses doing the charging site installations to also do a similar sized solar array to offset the daytime use of the grid.