This article was written by Darya Oreizi of Charged Future
For most businesses, installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station will be a unique project. As exciting as it is to provide charging solutions for residents, employees, or customers, it can be fairly challenging throughout the job.
Like other first-time projects, this inexperience can lead to inefficient design, unnecessary product selection, and troublesome execution. These missteps will, unfortunately, incur additional time and money.
To avoid this undesired result, businesses can instead hire an EV charging consultant.
What Is an EV Charging Consultant?
Sometimes known as an EV consultant, an EV charging consultant helps businesses install charging stations. Like other construction projects, installing EV charging stations has a lot of pitfalls throughout the job.
Without the proper expertise, the project can take unnecessary turns that cost additional money and time. With an EV charging consultant, the individual or business can rest assured that the project will be completed per expectation without mishaps.
With the experience of completing several EV charging station projects, an EV charging consultant knows how to save the owner money, how best to design the charging stations, which incentives are available, and much more.
What Does an EV Charging Consultant Do?
An EV charging consultant services include, but are not limited to:
- Assess charging station demand
- Develop feasibility study
- Recommend specific charging equipment
- Provide preliminary design
- Calculate preliminary cost estimates
- Solicit and review contractor bids
- Solicit and review charging vendor bids
- Review engineering drawings
- Coordinate permitting with local jurisdiction
- Coordinate project approvals with utility service provider
- Schedule and monitor construction
- Provide quality control assessment throughout construction
- Coordinate project signoff with local jurisdiction
- Train and educate host and drivers on EV and EV charging
- Research and apply for incentives
As detailed above, an EV charging consultant can provide many services to a business looking to install charging stations.
Ultimately, the EV charging consultant can guide the business through the process or be the project manager. As a project manager, the EV charging consultant will coordinate and facilitate the project on behalf of the owner in order to get EV charging stations installed.
Why Should Businesses Consider Hiring an EV Charging Consultant?
An EV charging consultant can save valuable staff time. Employers know very well to assign work to their employees in the most efficient way. If an employee is at full capacity or doesn’t have the correct skills for a certain task, they will most likely require a lot more time (which translates to company money) to complete the job.
If the employer instead hires a consultant, they can in the end save time by maximizing their employees to other job functions they’re best at. Alternatively, the employee can continue working on other essential tasks and leave the charging station project to an outside agency.
What is Charged Future and Why Choose Them As Your EV Charging Consultant?
Charged Future was formed and managed by Darya Oreizi in late 2019. With personal and professional experience in both EVs and project management, Darya fused his skills together to provide EV charging installation coordination services to businesses looking to add charging stations.
As an EV charging consultant, Charged Future takes over as the project manager and navigates the entire project from start to finish. Charged Future is unique because it provides personalized services to meet the specific needs of the client. Since each site is different, there is no simple catch-all option. Instead, Charged Future works closely with the client to ensure they receive the appropriate services and finished product they are looking for.
Additionally, Charged Future searches and applies to all available rebates saving businesses as much money as possible. In some cases, there are rebates that cover around 70%+ of the total project cost. Rather than businesses spending time researching these programs, qualifying the project, and completing the paperwork, Charged Future takes care of all of it.
Learn more about how Charged Future can help you install EV charging stations, hassle-free, and contact them here to get started.