Product Review

Electrical Vehicle Chargers: Keeping Up with Technology

EV charging stations are becoming mainstream, but the technology interface and installation are still developing.

Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere just reached the highest levels in human history, and our gas-guzzling transportation industry—the United States’ largest greenhouse gas emitter—is partially to blame. Minimizing these transportation impacts to and from our green buildings should be a priority, and encouraging the use of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is a great way to do so. But we need the charging infrastructure in place to make wider adoption of EVs viable.

Design teams and building owners can provide this infrastructure, helping reduce the overall carbon impacts from their building operations while providing a valuable amenity for employees and guests. PEV charging stations (or electric vehicle supply equipment, EVSE) come in a number of configurations and plans. In this article we’ll look at the options so you can decide what works best for your application.

Published June 3, 2019 Permalink