Waukegan, Illinois (May 29, 2015) Telefonix® Inc., a leading developer of cord reel technology and manufacturer of PowerPost® commercial electric vehicle charging stations (EVSEs), announces that a number of their customers’ facilities with existing installations are ordering more units to meet the demand of their EV driving patrons.
Hundreds of PowerPost Level 1 and Low-Current Level 2 commercial electric vehicle charging stations are currently installed across the United States. The units, which require 2-4 hours to provide the energy lost during a typical commute, are being installed every month by businesses providing workplace charging as a perk to their employees.
“It’s not often you walk into a workplace and not have free coffee available,” says Bill Williams, Head of PowerPost EVSE North American Sales. “There seems to a real shift in thinking from businesses wanting to provide EV charging for a fee to providing it as a perk, just like your morning joe.”
This ethos is supported by the recent Plugshare quarterly report that cites an eyebrow raising statistic: 63% of “public access” charging stations are currently free to use.
The proliferation of PowerPost chargers is not just installations by new facilities; many who have already installed stations are adding to their existing infrastructure. In fact, the team at Telefonix sites 15-20% of their customers have ordered additional EV chargers to add to their initial installation. One such example is Denver International Airport. With eco-friendly business practices and the designation of first commercial airport in North America to have an internationally certified Environmental Management System, electric vehicle charging was a natural fit.
"Since adding electric vehicle charging stations in 2013, we have seen a tremendous response from both employees and passengers and an increasing demand for charging stations," said Dorothy Harris, Director of Parking and Transportation. "The airport previously installed 10 Level 1 charging stations in the east and west parking garages as well as 5 Level 2 charging stations specifically for employees. Due to the positive feedback and increased demand, we are in the process of installing 10 new 240-volt Level 2 charging stations."
The PowerPost EV charging product line was developed specifically for long-term parking situations where cars are parked for at least 2-4 hours. The Level 1 PowerPost EVSE costs the facility under $1 to provide an average commute recovery charge, making it a perk equivalent, cost-wise, to a cup of coffee.