EV Charging Station: What You Need to Know [THA 261]

Going against a tide is never easy, but if you don’t start, you will be left behind.  Ever thought of an EV charging station at your shop? There are a bunch of things to consider. Listen firsthand from shop owners that have an EV charging station at their locations. Find out why they did it, especially knowing it wouldn’t be a revenue builder today. Gain insight and knowledge to keep you current on EV charging station considerations.

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  • Jeff Walter, Zimmerman Auto & Tire, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Melody and Phil Heller, Better Day Repairs, Boiling Springs, PA

Key Talking Points

  • Level 1- home charging, Level 2- 5.5 KW to 19.2 KW
  • Standards- right now there aren’t many, utility companies are trying to monopolize with government funds available
  • DC fast charging – 50KW-400KW, which many models cannot utilize, up to 10X the cost, can only charge up to 80%
  • Your utility may skyrocket without the proper software and devices
  • Stepping stone: plug-in hybrids 
  • Subsidies- each state has its own, tax credit
  • Different types of services for EV/hybrid- always be researching maintenance needs
  • What’s your motivation? Why are you putting EV charging stations in your business? Is it private vs public? Wall-mounted or pedestal? Hours to operate? Separate meter? Offer discounts for your own customers?
  • Destination charging- low amp system (few hours), fast charging would be gas station (less than 30 minutes)

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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

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