Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Benefits

Microgrid Energy is the leading installer of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the St. Louis Area.  Whether you are a retailer or employer, a car dealership or fleet manager, a developer or municipality, or a non-profit, EV charging yields a variety of benefits.  We have identified Primary benefits as those that are most broadly applicable for an owner of a charging station and Secondary benefits for EV owners and our community.

Primary Benefits

  • Corporate Image – EV charging gives a business a unique market niche while attracting employees and customers interested in convenient charging and the latest amenities.
  • Facility Investment – Property value is improved.  Facilities with onsite EV charging sell for higher prices due to higher Net Operating Income (NOI).
  • Added Revenue Stream – Creates a new source of revenue (charge per session or charge per hour).
  • Demonstrates leadership within your industry and contributes to broader Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals.

 

Secondary Benefits

  • Oil Independence and Closely Sourced Energy – The electricity required to recharge EVs is produced in the US and closer to its end use at the charging station.
  • Positive Environmental Impact – EVs have a net positive impact on the environment by reducing tailpipe exhaust, regardless of whether the electricity comes from coal, nuclear, natural gas or other means.  When coupled with a clean source of energy such as solar, can achieve carbon neutrality.
  • Economic Development – EVs will create good jobs in battery and vehicle manufacturing as well as in nationwide infrastructure building.
  • Lower “Total Cost” of Ownership – While the initial purchase price of an EV may be higher than a conventional vehicle, EV’s lower maintenance and fueling costs over several years make the “total cost” of ownership attractive
  • Pictures: picture of Novus International or Moonrise Installations, GE or Schneider EV Charging city

Microgrid is committed to installing and provisioning charging stations where you live, work, and travel.  As such, the residential charging segment is an important part of our business.  We provide charging solutions for your home garage or apartment complex parking area.  We have identified Primary benefits as those that are most broadly applicable for an owner of a residential charging station.

Primary

  • Home investment – Property value is improved.  Homes with onsite EV charging sell for higher prices due to higher Net Operating Income (NOI).
  • Plug-in overnight – conveniently located at home when the cost for electricity is low.
  • Oil Independence and Closely Sourced Energy – The electricity required to recharge EVs is produced in the US and closer to its end use at the charging station.
  • Positive Environmental Impact – EVs have a net positive impact on the environment by reducing tailpipe exhaust, regardless of whether the electricity comes from coal, nuclear, natural gas or other means.  When coupled with a clean source of energy such as solar, can achieve carbon neutrality.
  • Economic Development – EVs will create good jobs in battery and vehicle manufacturing as well as in nationwide infrastructure building.
  • Lower “Total Cost” of Ownership – While the initial purchase price of an EV may be higher than a conventional vehicle, EV’s lower maintenance and fueling costs over several years make the “total cost” of ownership attractive.

Pictures: Picture of a car charging at home in garage.