How to Set-Up Workplace Charging 2024

Posted by Marketing on Mar 06, 2024 10:00 AM

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Learn how to implement work place charging as an employer and its benefits to the environment, talent retention, improving employee morale and productivity.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular, and many businesses are looking to establish workplace charging programs to attract and retain employees. In fact, research by IBM1 has found that 69% of employees would be more likely to consider a job offer from a company that are more environmentally conscious.

But what are the benefits for employers beyond attracting and retaining employees? And how do you go about establishing a workplace charging program that is right for your business?

Benefits For Employers:

There are many benefits to establishing a workplace charging program for employers, including...

  • Attract and retain top talent: As mentioned above, employees are increasingly looking for employers that offer workplace charging. Offering this perk can attract and retain top talent in a competitive job market.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and EVs can help reduce your company's carbon footprint. This is not only good for the environment but can also help you meet sustainability goals and improve your corporate image.
  • Boost employee morale and productivity: Employees who can charge their EVs at work are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs and more productive. This is because they don't have to worry about running out of power or finding a charging station during the workday.
  • Potential tax credits and incentives: Several federal, state, and local tax credits and incentives are available to businesses that install workplace charging stations. These incentives can help to offset the cost of installing and operating charging stations.

Steps to Implement Workplace Charging Programs:

If you are considering starting a workplace charging program, you can take a few steps to get started...

  1. Assess your needs: The first step is to assess your employees' needs. How many employees drive EVs? What types of EVs do they drive? How much charging capacity do you need? You can formulate questionnaires to better understand your employees' needs.
  2. Evaluate your electrical grid: You will also need to evaluate the capacity of your electrical grid to make sure it can handle the additional load of charging stations.
  3. Get quotes from charging station providers: Once you know your needs, you can get quotes from charging station providers. Webasto has a proven track record of reliable and durable charging stations such as the Webasto TurboConnect and the Websto Turbo DX 2, both coming with a comprehensive backend and user-friendly Webasto ChargeConnect App. See here for our bestselling chargers!
  4. Develop a plan: Once you have chosen a charging station provider, you will need to develop a plan for installing and operating the charging stations. This plan should include factors like the location of the charging stations, the types of chargers to be installed, and the cost of installation and operation.
  5. Promote your program: Once it is up and running, promote it to your employees. Let them know about its benefits and basic charging etiquette!

Additional Tips For Employers

  • Start small and expand your program as needed. You don't have to install a lot of charging stations right away. Start with a few stations and see how they are used. You can always add more stations later if needed.
  • Partner with other businesses in your area to share the cost of charging stations. This can be a great way to make workplace charging more affordable.
  • Take advantage of charger management to ensure your chargers are working properly. Keep unwanted users and track charging costs with EV charging software like our Webasto ChargeConnect App and backend for charging station administrators! Perfectly compatible with our TurboConnect charger, get 24/7 real-time status updates to help manage and maintain your chargers. Click here to get more information!


Interested in establishing your own workplace charging program? Contact us today to see how we can provide the best EV charging products and be apart of the the electrification movement today!




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