“Workplace Charging Sells Vehicles,” Says Director of Electric Power Research Institute
“Workplace charging sells vehicles,” stated Mark Duvall, director of Electric Transportation and Energy Storage at the Electric Power Research Institute, in a recent phone interview with Navigant Research.
From that statement, as well as from evaluating the atmosphere surrounding workplace chargers, Navigant concludes the following:
“One of the keys to growing sales of plug-in electric vehicles is enabling more people to charge their cars at work. Workplace charging gives employees a consistent location away from home that effectively doubles their electric driving range for commuting while encouraging employees to buy EVs.”
Sounds reasonable to us.
The US DoE is behind the nationwide initiative to get more workplace chargers installed. This initiative, along with dedication to the electric-drive movement from various employers, will result in the selling of more than 12,000 workplace chargers in the US in 2014 alone, states Navigant. By decades end, annual sales of workplace chargers are predicted to exceed 63,000.
Source: Navigant Research