Best Practice Guides and Cases

NYSERDA provides a series of case studies and best practice guides for charging station hosts, installers, and communities that help people navigate the process for permitting, buying, installing, and operating charging stations.

  • Case Studies cover a range of charging station installation examples that have been undertaken across New York State. Some of these were hosted by municipalities, while others were at commercial sites. Case studies reflect a wide range of business models and installation scenarios.
  • The Best Practices Guide [PDF] is for commercial site owners considering the installation of an EV charging station. It addresses topics such as determining if a location is a good fit for an EV charging station, which type of charging station to purchase, where to place it in the parking lot, who can install it, and how to manage its operations.
  • Workplace Charging Guide [PDF] provides an overview of the potential benefits of installing charging stations at workplaces and information to help employers through the process of planning, installing, and managing EV charging stations.
  • Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Policies Guide [PDF] provides recommendations on a range of best practices for employers that want to implement policies to govern the use of workplace charging stations.
  • Siting and Design Guidelines [PDF] provides information on the location types where charging stations might be installed and informs decision makers and prospective charging station hosts of which factors make a good EV charging location.
  • Local Regulations Guide [PDF] provides an overview of building and electrical codes and their relation to EVs, highlighting best practices from around the world to make recommendations for jurisdictions in the Northeast.
  • Installing New EV Charging Stations at Long Dwell Parking Lots [PDF] and Optimizing Long Dwell Parking Locations With Existing EV Charging Stations [PDF] provide overviews for how to enable effective EV charging at low cost and how to maximize the value of your existing EV charging station. Strategies and Techniques for Reducing the Installation and Operating Costs of EVSE [PDF] offers a more detailed look at the many EV charging station optimization best practices introduced in the two brochures.
  • Level 2 EV Chargers: An Ownership Perspective [PDF] provides a qualitative view to the value proposition, revenue models and benefits of owning and hosting Level 2 charging stations, which charge significantly faster than Level 1 EV chargers.

Also available are more reports on EV policies and research, as well as data about charging station usage.