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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Ridge

Ev Charging Infrastructure for Fleets: Managing the Charging Needs of Multiple Vehicles



As more and more businesses transition to electrifying their fleets, one of the key challenges they face is managing the charging needs of multiple vehicles. Unlike individual EV drivers who can charge their vehicles at home or public charging stations, fleet managers must contend with the logistical challenge of ensuring that all vehicles are charged and ready to go when needed.


This is where EV charging infrastructure for fleets comes in – providing a centralized solution for managing the charging needs of multiple vehicles. Here are some key steps when making the switch to electric:


Site Assessment


One of the first steps in implementing EV charging infrastructure for fleets is conducting a site assessment to determine the site's electrical capacity and infrastructure requirements. This will involve analyzing the electrical load of the site, identifying the best locations for charging stations, and determining the appropriate electrical service and distribution equipment needed to support the charging stations. This process will ensure that the EV charging infrastructure is adequately designed and installed to meet the fleet's specific needs.


Power Sharing


Once the EV charging infrastructure is in place, fleet managers must then consider how to manage the charging needs of multiple vehicles efficiently. One solution is to implement a fleet management system that integrates with the EV charging infrastructure, allowing fleet managers to monitor and control the charging of their vehicles. This can include setting charging schedules, monitoring charging status in real-time, and optimizing charging to minimize energy costs and reduce charging times.


Level 2 vs. DCFC


Another consideration is the type of charging stations to use for the fleet. Depending on the size and needs of the fleet, different charging station types may be more appropriate. For example, Level 2 charging stations are ideal for fleets with shorter routes and longer downtime periods between trips, while fast-charging stations (DCFC) are more appropriate for fleets with frequent and long trips. Fleet managers must also consider the types of connectors and cables needed to ensure vehicle compatibility.


Centralized Solutions by COIL


EV charging infrastructure for fleets is essential to the transition to electric vehicles. By providing a centralized solution for managing the charging needs of multiple vehicles, fleet managers can ensure that their vehicles are always charged and ready to go. Fleet operators can reap the benefits of electric vehicles with the right infrastructure in place and a thoughtful approach to managing charging. This includes lower operating costs, reduced emissions, and improved sustainability.


If you're looking to transition your fleet to electric vehicles and need an experienced partner to help you navigate the complex world of EV charging infrastructure, look no further than COIL. As the nationwide leader in EV charging solutions, we offer end-to-end seamless fleet EV charging installation services that include site surveys, electrical load surveys, tailored plan sets, pre-sales consultation, and installation.


Our vertically integrated team of experts is synced with project management and field electricians to ensure that your EV charging infrastructure is designed and installed to meet your specific needs. With COIL, you can trust that your fleet will have access to reliable and efficient charging infrastructure, allowing you to reap the benefits of electric vehicles while minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.


Learn more about our EV charging solutions and how we can help you transition your fleet to electric vehicles.


Contact COIL today:

www.coil.co | connect@coilinc.com | 866-734-COIL


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