The Benefits of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVC) Installation in Your Rhode Island Home or Business

Close up of an electric vehicle charger. EVC Installation in RI by MJ HVAC.

You have probably seen for yourself the many electric vehicle charger (EVC)  or ev charger ports available for public use, from malls to college campuses to company parking lots. While commercial ports are certainly important, they’re also critical in homes across the nation. Both can and should be installed by professional electricians in Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Let’s take a look at the benefits of electric vehicle charger EVC installation in RI for your home or business.

With each passing year, more and more electric vehicles are hitting the roadways. In fact, more than half a million electric vehicles EVs have already been sold in the first half of 2023, with another half million projected to be sold by the end of the year. The rise in electric vehicles leads to an obvious need for more electric vehicle chargers, or EVCs.

According to the Department of Energy, the number of electric vehicle chargers or EVC ports in the United States nearly doubled in the past three years, from 87,352 to 161,562 between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2023.

Massachusetts< currently has about 69,000 zero-emission passenger vehicles and 153,000 hybrid passenger vehicles, compared with 4.6 million passenger fossil fuel vehicles. Rhode Island has about 7,600 EVs on the road, with state officials looking to phase out the sale of new gas-powered vehicles here by 2035.

Electric Vehicle Charger or EVC Installation in your RI or MA home

If you own an electric vehicle, you don’t want to have to rely on public charging stations every time. The convenience of being able to charge your vehicle securely and safely in your own garage is the top benefit of home EV chargers. Check out the main advantages of installing EVCs in your home.

1. Convenience of a home or business electric vehicle charging station (or EVC station)

Public electric vehicle charging stations are not nearly as plentiful as gas stations are. You may have spent a lot of time and energy planning out your routes to and from work, school, and play, only to find that the station you do find is in use by someone else or out of order. Now what do you do?

If you have a charging port in your garage, just plug your car in when needed and you’ll be good to go.

2. More control over the charging process at an electric vehicle charging station (or EVC station)

Modern home electric car chargers feature technologically advanced program settings that help schedule and maintain the EV battery according to your model’s specs. You have more control over the charging process while at the same time extending battery life and range of mileage.

3. Saving money charging at public at an electric vehicle charging station (or EVC station)

Yes, you will have to hire a professional to install the EVC in your home. But it also costs you money every time you charge at a public electronic vehicle charging station — usually surpassing the rate you would pay at home. Charging an EV during off-peak hours, such as overnight, can save you money.

4. Maintain battery life by charging your electric vehicle or EV at home or work

The batteries for EVs, like all batteries, wear out over time. There are steps you can take to extend the lifespan of your battery, mainly by installing your own home charging station. That’s because public charging stations are designed to give you a fast charge to get more drivers in and out. That’s great when you’re in a bind, but those speedy charges will wear your battery down faster. You can configure the settings to charge at the manufacturer-recommended speed, thus extending the life of your battery.

5. EVC station or electric vehicle charging station will add value to your home or business

With the rise of electric vehicles becoming more and more common, homebuyers will likely pay more for a home that has an EVC already installed. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home anytime soon, this is a worthwhile investment in the value of the property.

6. Lower emissions by purchasing an electric vehiclse and using EVC stations

The EPA says EVs are responsible for lower levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) than the average new gasoline car, which means you’re helping the Earth out with this addition to your home and driveway.

EVC Installation in RI and MA Businesses

If you own a company, chances are at least some of your employees own an electric vehicle. You probably also have many customers that do as well. Offering EVC ports in the parking lot of your place of business can help you retain and attract happier employees. And they also offer a progressive convenience for your forward-thinking client base.

Here are some benefits of offering EVCs in your business.

1. Attract new people to your local business

Putting an EV charging station on-site can literally put your Rhode Island or Massachusetts business on the map. That’s because a lot of people will plan their journey and favor places that have charging stations. There are apps out there that allow people to easily spot those places and make plans based on them. EVs take time to charge, so what do you think they’ll do in the meantime? They may pop in your shop for a coffee and muffin, or browse your clothing boutique.

2. Generate revenue for your business

You can use EV chargers to generate an additional source of revenue by becoming a charge point operator.

3. Promote corporate social responsibility

It’s important for your company, especially in today’s sustainability-focused climate, to show corporate social responsibility while protecting the environment. Installing EV chargers in Providence and surrounding areas can be the cornerstone of your company’s sustainability model.

4. Add EVC’s to your employee benefits package

You can include the addition of EV chargers in your employee benefits package, which can attract top-notch talent to your door as they review the perks you offer.

5. Installing EVC stations creates tax breaks in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

You can also take advantage of tax credits offered on the federal, state, and local levels to save you money each year.

Now that you know all about the benefits of installing EVCs in your home or place of business, it’s time to start planning for this important project.

Contact MJ Electric and Refrigeration for Your EVC Installation in RI or MA

To learn more about how we can outfit your home or business with electric vehicle chargers, contact us today at 401-487-5770 or fill out our online form. Serving Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts since 2005, you can choose our company with confidence.