Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure is ever-growing and does not show any signs of slowing down. A projected 15 million PEVs (Plug in Electric Vehicle) will be on the road in 2030. Up to 30,000 EVSE and over half a million Level 2 EVSE would need made accessible to meet skyrocketing demand.

With a revolutionary design and the most up to date engineering, our EV chargers are taking North America to the next level for electric vehicle owners and business owners of various industries.

Our EV Charging Stations are compatible with any electric vehicle, so business owners can provide a better customer experience, and EV owners can park at any of our easy-to-use charging stations without worry!

Benefits of Universal EV Chargers

EV Charging Stations Have a Learning Curve. Universal EV Chargers Can Help.
EV charging is a new concept for many site owners. After all, how many site owners have built gas stations in the past?

Here are some of the things site owners must consider when contemplating a new EV charging station:

  • What business model will you employ? Will EV drivers pay for charging on your site, or will you install chargers to attract customers?
  • Do you want to own and operate the chargers in-house or would you prefer to work with a partner to manage them for you?
  • If your site is located on a busy thoroughfare or highway, do you want to offer Level 3 EV Chargers/DC Fast Chargers or the slower (but still effective) Level 2 chargers?
  • If your site is located on a busy highway, your charging customer may choose to get an “ev fast charge”. This process will still likely take 30 to 40 minutes. What amenities will you offer to entertain these EV drivers during this valuable time? Restaurants, hotels, entertainment businesses and retail businesses, among others, can offer food and drink, a movie or games like bowling and can earn considerable revenue while customer’s EVs are charging. What revenue assumptions will you use in your business model and how will you track this revenue back to EV charging wait times?
  • As of 2022, Tesla makes most the installed EV chargers, though this is changing rapidly. Tesla has announced that it will open its charging network so other EV drivers can use them. This change will require adapters. Universal EV Chargers can be used by all EVs on the road in the U.S. today and are designed to adapt to EV connectors that will change over time, providing site owners with future-proofed equipment.
  • Do you expect continuous use by your target audience, or will there be peak times? Site owners might be asked to provide peak usage projections.
  • If both employees and customers will use your EV charging station, you will need to establish policies for employee use and decide whether employees will be asked to pay to charge their vehicles. You’ll also need to find a way to alert users when their charges are complete so they can make way for other vehicles.
  • The EV chargers will need to be connected to the local power company. There may be costs associated with connection as well and there will be a process that is likely to be different for each electricity provider, which must be managed if you have multiple locations in different jurisdictions.
  • The city where your site is located will have building codes and regulations that will apply to each site. EV charging stations must be approved, permitted and inspected before the site will be authorized to begin operation.
  • Site design is another consideration. Traffic flow, signage, waiting areas and visibility need to be worked out before the design can be submitted for approval.
  • How will your EV chargers be maintained? Down time is a definite negative for users and should be avoided. Ideally, maintenance can be automated when charging units alert maintenance crews in real time. Scheduled maintenance programs can also ensure high levels of up-time.
How Universal EV Chargers Can Help Site Owners Who Are New To EV Charging.

Business Plan Input:
Universal EV Chargers can walk you through the decisions and assumptions you will need to build your own business plan for an EV charging station.

  • The type of EV chargers that will work best for your business and sites.
  • The costs associated with installing and maintaining the EV chargers.
  • How to model electricity usage at various levels of EV charging station use and the types of chargers in your charging station.
  • Universal EV chargers will also discuss various ownership/revenue share options to help choose the best model for your business.

Site Design:
Most site owners have, by this time, noted EV charging stations around town. Sometimes, these stations are simply a few chargers located on the sidewalk at the top of two or three parking spaces that are out of the main traffic patterns. In other cases, based on demand from customers or employees, we might see two long rows of chargers. This second EV charging station configuration requires a more complex design for electric conduit, signage and way finding, additional parking nearby for EVs after they’ve been charged, spaces for larger vehicles like light duty trucks and so forth. Universal EV Chargers can assist site owners with these and other design challenges.

Permits, Zoning & Building Codes:
All jurisdictions will require the submission of a site design that meets city/county zoning and building codes before permits will be issued. During and after the EV charging station installation, the city/county will also inspect the installation at various points before a certificate of completion according to local codes will be issued. The Universal EV Chargers team will assist with these requirements.

Power Company:
The local power company will need to inspect the couplings where power will be connected to the EV charging units before the units can be connected to the grid. Once connected, Universal EV Chargers will test to ensure successful power flow and the ability to monitor the amount of electricity required for each charge.

Our experience with commercial solar panel installations in the last decade informed the unique design of our Level 2 charging stations. We designed the Level 2 charging stations to make installation faster and less complex, which translates to less on-site disruption.

Universal EV Chargers’ nationwide EV charge network of electrical contractors perform regular maintenance to ensure maximum uptime. Additionally, our data network automatically alerts the closest contractor on the network to perform any required maintenance. Other EV charger providers have experienced out-of-order issues that have soured customers.

Whether you prefer to own and operate your own EV charging station, invite Universal EV Chargers to provide a turnkey solution or something in between, Universal EV Chargers has the experience and know how to make sure your charging station works for your business and customers.