Case Studies of Other Charging Station Locations

Charging stations are also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Installing charging stations at workplaces, multifamily buildings, or businesses allow drivers to drive more electric miles in their electric vehicles (EVs). Therefore, EVs can use low-cost and low-emission electricity for special errands, recreational purposes, or business purposes beyond the range of a single charge.

For an EV driver or company fleet manager, these venues boost the EV’s electric range, easing the driver’s mind and facilitating business.

For the charging station hosts, installing stations may attract EV drivers and present an environmentally friendly image. Read the stories below about three types of limited access charging locations.

Fleet and freight

Fleets based in urban areas have begun to incorporate zero-emission electric delivery vehicles along with stations to charge them. Fuel price volatility, corporate sustainability goals, and the negative environmental impacts of diesel trucks will likely continue to drive adoption of fleet EVs, especially in areas that are close to environmental justice communities and have poor air quality.

Frito-Lay uses of EVs as alternative fuel fleet vehicles. It is part of a corporate strategy to reduce emissions through alternative fuel sources and efficient vehicle designs. The company has spread out 35 electric delivery trucks in six different New York State locations, and assigned them to ideal routes within the vehicle's range while not overloading the local electrical grid when they are charging overnight.

Case Study: Frito-Lay [PDF]


Businesses can offer charging stations for their employees to use, which can help attract and retain employees, differentiate from competitors, and represent themselves as cutting-edge firms. Workplace charging is seen as the second most important charging opportunity for EV drivers, after overnight charging at home. Workplace charging can allow people who don’t have charging available at home to have a consistently accessible place to charge their EVs.

General Electric (GE) installed five AC Level 2 charging stations at the company's global research headquarters in Niskayuna. The installation is a fully functional demonstration of GE equipment and cutting edge technologies. Scientists are using two electric cars based at this location as part of an in-depth study about how electric cars interact with the electric grid as well as with homes and office buildings.

Case Study: General Electric [PDF]

Multifamily housing

Multifamily housing is a difficult market to establish charging availability due to cost, regulatory, and resident tenure barriers. Ultimately, residents will likely need to drive demand for residential charging in this setting for it to be successful.

Three prominent New York City residential property managers have installed AC Level 2 charging at multifamily apartment buildings. Albanese Organization put chargers at three LEED-certified rental properties in Manhattan. Glenwood Management, which has two dozen rental buildings in the city, installed charging ports at three of its properties. Residents and guests can also charge their EVs at select Related Properties located throughout Manhattan.

Case Study: New York City Multifamily Apartments [PDF]