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A Surge in Electric Vehicles and Their Road to Growth

The need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure is more important now than ever before. The percentage of electric cars on the road in the U.S. continues to grow year-over-year and shows no signs of slowing down.  There’s been a large uptick in the number of electric fleet vehicles within the past year as companies continue to look to improve sustainability efforts by reducing their carbon footprint. It’s grown immensely beyond just electric cars; there are electric forklifts, mowers, tractors, buses, and more available.

A Washington, D.C. school district recently announced that they are adding 25 electric buses to its transportation fleet in the 2024-2025 academic year. This school district is not the first, and certainly not the last, to make the switch to electric buses. The US Department of Transportation is providing $1.7 billion to 46 states and territories to fund the acquisition of 1,700 buses over the next few years.

Two cities in Oregon are set to receive more than $1 million from The Carbon Reduction Program to purchase small electric street sweepers to replace the current gasoline powered ones. More and more electric powered options are now available for use and people and businesses are making the switch. Consequently, to meet the needed charging demands of a lot of vehicles now operating on electricity, we need to make sure that there is enough charging infrastructure in place and readily available. The U.S. Department of Energy has even launched an educational campaign that highlights the benefits of installing electric vehicle charging ports in employee parking areas at workplaces.

With that said, now is the time to install EV charging stations at your facility with different configurations available for easy installation for users. Drivers in need of these charging stations present a new opportunity for many businesses to increase their value by re-imagining their parking lot. EV charging stations installed in a typical parking lot can be used to attract desirable clientele, tenants, employees, and more. Installing these EV charging stations also boost business’ standpoint on caring about the environment and their focus on sustainability. EnerConnex can help you boost your property value and get plugged in to new customers with EV charging. We can assist with the evaluation, design, and installation of your EV charging stations while also helping you leverage any available rebate and incentives. Contact us for details!