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Fuel the Future: Invest in Commercial EV Charging Today

Fuel the Future: Invest in Commercial EV Charging Today

There’s no denying that the future of mobility is electric. As the number of EVs on the road continues to increase, having a charging station can provide a competitive advantage and can attract tenants and customers who own EVs. By installing EV charging stations, you can bring multiple benefits to commercial properties, and is worth considering as a valuable investment. EV charging can demonstrate the business's commitment to innovation and progress, which can help enhance its reputation. Here are some benefits for each party: Employers:   Providing charging options for employees and customers who own EVs can improve customer satisfaction and employee morale. Retailers: Installing EV charging stations can also help increase foot traffic to the property, as consumers may choose to visit businesses that offer convenient charging options.  Business Lots: Providing a charging station on-site can attract environmentally conscious consumers and can be used as a marketing tool to promote the business's commitment to sustainability. BENEFITS OF INSTALLING COMMERCIAL EV CHARGING STATIONS Installing commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can offer a range of benefits, including: INCREASED REVENUES Providing EV charging stations at your commercial property can increase revenue through the sale of electricity and by attracting customers who are looking for a convenient place to charge their EVs. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Providing EV charging stations at your commercial property can enhance customer satisfaction, as more and more consumers are looking for businesses that support sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices. ​ATTRACTS EV OWNERS Installing EV charging stations can make your commercial property more appealing to EV owners, which can lead to increased foot traffic and sales. FUTURE-PROOFING With the increasing popularity of EVs, installing EV charging stations can position your commercial property as a forward-thinking and sustainable business, and help attract customers who are interested in supporting environmentally-friendly initiatives. COST SAVINGS By installing EV charging stations, businesses can reduce the carbon emissions and costs associated with their transportation and delivery needs, and help to promote sustainability in their community. MARKETING & BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES Installing EV charging stations can offer opportunities for businesses to market and brand themselves as environmentally friendly and attract customers who are interested in sustainable transportation. By supporting sustainable transportation and reducing carbon emissions, businesses can also help promote sustainability in their community. COMMERCIAL SERVICES LEVEL 3 SUPERCHARGING Otherwise known as DC Fast Charging or Level 3 Charging, this is the fastest option available and we highly recommend it for commercial property use. DESIGNED & ENGINEERED PLAN SETS Every installation done by COIL is a full end-to-end solution. We design and engineer our plan sets for each location that best suits the customer’s needs and what works best with the existing infrastructure. No need to be an EV expert - that’s what COIL is here for! Start upgrading your fleet today. POWER SHARING SOLUTIONS Having a power-sharing solution for commercial EV chargers allows for multiple EVs to charge at the same time without the worry of overloading the power system. Once it senses that the car is done charging, the system itself will shut off or send power to the other EVs that still need more charge. This works to balance the whole network, making it a safe and economical solution. EVSE ADMINISTRATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS Commercial EV chargers are a great investment and provide the opportunity for ROI. COIL will work with you to determine which charger is the best equipment with payment solutions for your project. INSTALLATION & NETWORK CONFIGURATION COIL designs end-to-end EV charging solutions tailored for commercial, industrial, and parking lots and also offers network configuration services for those interested. No need to go through each step of the process alone - let the experts at COIL handle your installation every step of the way. PERMIT SERVICES COIL pulls permits required to perform the scope of work and makes sure all the work we do is up to code. COIL acts as the liaison between the customer & the jurisdiction throughout the Permit application process, a service other installers do not offer. COIL'S COMMERCIAL SERVICES ALSO INCLUDE: EV Industrial Infrastructure (Forklifts) Fleets Auto Dealerships Business Parking Lots Public Charging & More! COIL provides a seamless, end-to-end solution for electrifying your property. Talk to one of our EV Charging Experts about your installation today!

Case Study: COIL Delivers Turnkey EV Charging Solution for EvGateway

Case Study: COIL Delivers Turnkey EV Charging Solution for EvGateway

COIL's DCFC Case Study 2023 The Customer EvGateway is a hardware-agnostic Electric Vehicle Charging network that provides turnkey, customizable solutions to the end customer regardless of their requirements and charging needs. EvGateway was referred to COIL by one of our channel partners, Zum, whom we have done similar solutions for in the past year. The Challenge The customer’s goal was to install three 60kW DCFC EV charging stations at a hotel in Sacramento for guest use. COIL’s challenge was to ensure the customer was satisfied with our installation while upholding the standards of utility guidelines from SMUD. The choice of EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) and plan set design needed to comply with SMUD while maintaining alignment with the charger management system, the charger hardware, the site host, local AHJ, and CalEVIP. The opportunity to stay ahead of the competition by offering EV charging to their customers drove the decision to work with COIL. Our solutions are truly end-to-end – making the process streamlined and stress-free for our customers. The untapped market in the Sacramento area provided a lot of potential for a return on investment, kickstarting our partnership on this project. COIL's Solution COIL completed multiple design revisions to be able to deliver an installation plan that SMUD would approve and could support the number of DCFCs desired by the customer. Our team of in-house engineers designed the plan set to satisfy all parties, coming to the conclusion that Tellus DCFC would be the best fit for this tailored solution. The final solution includes new electrical service and distribution infrastructure to support DCFC deployment and we secured interconnection approval and service commitment from SMUD. Our collaboration with the utility on assisted wire pulls and supervised service work ensured the highest installation standard and guaranteed approval for inspection. Our solution also included coordinating a new meter set and service energization before commissioning the chargers. The Result Our installation of three 60kW DCFC Tellus chargers was a big milestone for COIL. We produced engineered designs and engaged the utility SMUD’s Advanced Energy Solutions teams on design revisions. This eventually secured interconnection approval and a new service commitment. Using an existing utility transformer, our field team installed a 600A 208/120v switchgear, a 225 kVa transformer, and a 400A 480/277v panel as the infrastructure components. We utilized our expertise in EV design to value-engineer our installation with code compliance and ADA access in mind. Throughout the construction phase, COIL stayed aligned with SMUD on all necessary utility-supervised site walks and excavation/conduit installation. Once we were through the construction and Elk Grove building department inspection process, COIL coordinated with SMUD to complete the meter set in order to schedule the power shut-off and new service energization. Upon charger energization, COIL commissioned the chargers and showed the site host how to operate them. The Future COIL's turnkey EV charging solution for EV Gateway has greatly impacted the customer's future by providing them with a fast, reliable, and efficient charging solution for their electric vehicles. With the successful installation of the 3 60kW DCFC EV charging stations, hotel owners and site hosts can now offer guests and patrons a seamless and convenient charging experience. COIL’s solution has not only improved the overall customer experience but has also increased the value of the property. With more and more people switching to electric vehicles, it is crucial for businesses and commercial properties to invest in EV charging infrastructure to stay competitive and meet the needs of their customers. COIL's expertise in the industry and end-to-end services make it easy and cost-effective for site hosts and property owners to install EV charging stations, ensuring they are prepared for the future of transportation. COIL's Care Plan Comprehensive Coverage and Reliable Support COIL's CARE Plan is a comprehensive service and maintenance program designed to ensure hassle-free ownership of your EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) charging stations. Our CARE Plan covers all operational aspects, providing you with peace of mind and the confidence that your charging stations are in the best hands. Learn more about our Service & Maintenance Plan . Does this sound like a solution that would work for you? COIL is a premier, full-service electrical installer specializing in new energy installations. COIL partners directly with OEMs, channel partners, and other service providers to identify and install the right electrical solutions for their clients, which includes residential customers (consumers), commercial customers, property management companies and HOAs, hotels, government and civil agencies, and general contractors. Let COIL power your EV dreams. Start your charging journey with us today!

Planning an Electric Adventure: Your Summer Road Trip With an Electric Vehicle

Planning an Electric Adventure: Your Summer Road Trip With an Electric Vehicle

Happy first day of summer! Time to embark on exciting road trips and embrace the freedom of the open road. If you're an electric vehicle (EV) owner, you might wonder about the unique considerations when planning a road trip with your electric companion. In this blog post, we'll explore the factors you should consider to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey with your EV. Get ready to hit the road and create unforgettable memories while reducing your carbon footprint! Map Out Your Route and Charging Stations Before embarking on your electric adventure, identify the charging stations along your route. Use EV charging apps and online maps to locate reliable charging points, including fast chargers and destination chargers. Account for the distance between stations and ensure they align with your vehicle's range. It's also a good idea to have backup charging options in case of unforeseen circumstances. Understand Your Vehicle's Range and Charging Speed Familiarize yourself with your EV's range and charging speed to gauge the necessary charging stops. Consider factors like driving conditions, terrain, and weather that can impact range. Plan your pitstops strategically to avoid range anxiety and optimize charging time during breaks for meals or sightseeing. Time Your Charging Sessions Timing is crucial when it comes to EV charging during a road trip. You could gain access to lower electricity rates by charging during off-peak hours. Additionally, plan your charging stops to coincide with activities that require longer breaks, such as visiting attractions, enjoying meals, or taking rest breaks. This way, you maximize your time on the road while efficiently charging your EV. Research Charging Network Memberships Look into charging network memberships or subscriptions that offer access to a vast network of charging stations. These programs are convenient and, in some cases, discounted rates to make your road trip planning more streamlined and cost-effective. Plan for Charging at Accommodation If you have overnight accommodations, ensure they offer EV charging facilities. Many hotels now provide EV charging stations for guests, allowing you to replenish your vehicle's battery while you rest. Keep Charging Cables and Adapters Handy Pack your EV's charging cables and any necessary adapters in your vehicle. Different charging stations may have varying plug types, and having the right adapters ensures compatibility and peace of mind during your road trip. Stay Informed and Be Flexible Stay updated on EV charging trends, new charging station installations, and any road closures or detours that may impact your journey. Being well-informed and flexible helps you adapt your plans and find alternative charging options. Have Fun! Planning a road trip with an electric vehicle can be an exhilarating experience that combines sustainability and adventure. Consideration for route planning, charging infrastructure, vehicle range, timing, and accommodations can make it an enjoyable summer road trip. Embrace the first day of summer and hit the road with confidence. Let your electric vehicle lead you to incredible destinations while contributing to a greener future. Happy travels! Return Home to EV Charging with COIL At COIL, we understand the importance of seamless and hassle-free EV charging experiences, even in the comfort of your own home. Our residential EV charger installation solutions make it easier than ever to return home to the convenience and efficiency of EV charging. Our team of EV Charging Experts will assess your specific needs, conduct a thorough site survey, and provide tailored plan sets to ensure a seamless installation process. Trust us to deliver high-quality and reliable residential EV charger installations, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of EV ownership from the moment you return home. Experience the future of transportation right at your doorstep with COIL's residential EV charging solutions. Learn more at www.coil.co/residential-ev-charging

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

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

EV Charging Made Easy: 5 Tips for Servicing Your Level 2 Charger in 2023

EV Charging Made Easy: 5 Tips for Servicing Your Level 2 Charger in 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular, and with that comes the need for reliable and efficient charging stations. As a Level 2 EV charger owner, it's important to know how to maintain and service your charging station to ensure it continues to function properly. In this blog post, we'll share some essential tips and guidelines for maintaining your Level 2 EV charging station using the Wallbox Pulsar Plus as an example. Whether you're a homeowner, multi-unit dwelling resident, or apartment dweller in the USA, these tips will help you keep your EV charger in top condition, regardless of the weather conditions. 1. Keep the Charging Station Clean and Dry One of the simplest things you can do to maintain your Level 2 EV charging station is to keep it clean and dry. Make sure to wipe down the station regularly with a clean, damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated. Additionally, if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions, such as snow or heavy rain, consider covering the charging station with a waterproof cover to protect it from the elements. 2. Check the Charging Cables and Connectors The charging cables and connectors are critical components of your Level 2 EV charging station, and it's important to inspect them regularly for any signs of damage or wear. Check the cables for any kinks or cuts, and make sure the connectors are clean and free of any debris. If you notice any issues with the cables or connectors, contact the manufacturer or a qualified electrician for repair or replacement. 3. Test the Charging Speed and Performance To ensure that your Level 2 EV charging station is performing optimally, it's important to test the charging speed and performance regularly. You can do this by charging your EV to full capacity and measuring the time it takes to complete the charge. If you notice that the charging speed has slowed down significantly or that the station is not performing as expected, contact the manufacturer or a qualified electrician for service. 4. Perform Regular Firmware Updates Like any electronic device, your Level 2 EV charging station may require firmware updates to improve its performance and functionality. Check the manufacturer's website regularly for any available updates, and follow the instructions to install them as needed. Firmware updates can also help to address any potential security vulnerabilities or bugs that may affect the station's operation. 5. Schedule Regular Maintenance and Service It's important to schedule regular maintenance and service for your Level 2 EV charging station. Most manufacturers recommend annual service, which may include a thorough inspection of the station's components, cleaning and lubrication of the connectors, and testing of the station's electrical and charging systems. Contact the manufacturer or a qualified electrician to schedule a service appointment. Maintaining and servicing your Level 2 EV charging station is relatively straightforward, but it's important to follow these guidelines to ensure that your station continues to function properly and efficiently. By keeping your station clean and dry, checking the cables and connectors, testing the charging speed and performance, performing regular firmware updates, and scheduling regular maintenance and service, you can enjoy reliable and hassle-free EV charging for years to come. Still in the market for an EV Charger? If you're an EV owner without a charging station, there's never been a better time to get started! And if you want to ensure a seamless end-to-end experience from quoting to installation, look no further than COIL. As the nationwide leader in EV charging solutions, COIL offers a range of services, including site surveys, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Our team of EV Charging Experts can help you choose the right charging solution for your needs and budget, and provide you with a hassle-free installation experience. So why wait? Contact us today at www.coil.co to learn more and get started on your EV charging journey!

7 Ways EV Charging Infrastructure is Creating A Sustainable Future

7 Ways EV Charging Infrastructure is Creating A Sustainable Future

As we move towards a more sustainable future, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the infrastructure that supports them is playing a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting a cleaner environment. EV charging infrastructure, in particular, is helping to reduce the environmental impact of transportation in numerous ways. Here are seven ways that EV charging infrastructure is working towards a sustainable future: 1. Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions EVs produce zero emissions, and when charged using renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power, they can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, EVs charged using renewable energy can produce up to 80% fewer emissions than gas-powered vehicles. By installing more EV charging infrastructure, we can encourage the use of renewable energy and further reduce emissions. 2. Increased Use of Renewable Energy As more EV charging stations are installed, the demand for renewable energy sources to power them grows, accelerating the transition towards a cleaner energy future. In many cases, EV charging stations are powered by renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power. This promotes the use of renewable energy, which is essential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change. 3. Reduced Air Pollution Traditional gas-powered cars emit harmful pollutants that can harm human health and the environment. EVs and their charging infrastructure, on the other hand, produce no such pollutants, improving air quality and public health. By installing more EV charging infrastructure, we can reduce the number of gas-powered vehicles on the road and further reduce air pollution. 4. Energy Efficiency EV charging stations can be more energy-efficient than traditional gas stations, with less energy lost to heat during the charging process. Smart charging technology can further optimize energy use and reduce waste. By using energy-efficient charging stations, we can reduce the carbon footprint associated with EV charging, making it a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option. 5. Battery Recycling As the number of EVs on the road increases, so does the number of used EV batteries. However, these batteries can be recycled and repurposed for use in other applications, such as energy storage systems, reducing their environmental impact. By promoting the recycling and repurposing of EV batteries, we can reduce waste and minimize the environmental impact of EVs. 6. Reduced Reliance on Fossil Fuels EV charging infrastructure reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, which are a finite resource and a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. By promoting the use of renewable energy sources to power EV charging stations, we can further reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and promote a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. 7. Reduced Noise Pollution Gas-powered vehicles produce significant amounts of noise pollution, particularly in urban areas. In contrast, EVs produce very little noise, promoting quieter and more peaceful environments. By promoting the use of EVs and their charging infrastructure, we can reduce noise pollution and create more pleasant living environments. COIL's Dedication to Sustainability The environmental impact of EV charging infrastructure is significant and far-reaching. By promoting the adoption of EVs and installing more charging stations, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air and noise pollution, promote the use of renewable energy sources, and reduce our reliance on finite resources. COIL is committed to reducing carbon emissions through our continued innovation and investment in EV charging infrastructure. COIL is doing its part to create a more sustainable future by providing sustainable and efficient charging options. Whether you need a Level 2 charging station for your home or your entire fleet, COIL has got you covered. Visit our website today to learn more about COIL's EV charging solutions and how we can help you make the switch to electric. Together, we can create a more sustainable future for all. https://www.coil.co/ev-charging-solutions

How to Choose the Best EV Charging Station for Your Needs

How to Choose the Best EV Charging Station for Your Needs

As an EV owner, you know that finding a reliable and efficient charging station is key to your driving experience. But with so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a Level 2 EV charging station: Level 2 EV Charging Station If you have a longer commute or need to charge your EV quickly, a Level 2 charging station is the way to go. Level 2 chargers offer more flexibility when it comes to installation. While Level 1 chargers can simply be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet, Level 2 chargers require a dedicated 240-volt circuit, which requires professional installation. However, once installed, Level 2 chargers can be used with a variety of connector types, including J1772 and Tesla connectors, making them a more versatile option for EV owners who may own multiple types of electric vehicles or switch between different charging networks. Overall, Level 2 EV chargers provide faster charging speeds, more flexibility in installation and connector options, and a more practical charging solution for electric vehicle owners. Charging Speed The charging speed of a Level 2 charging station can vary from 16 amps to 80 amps, depending on the model. A higher amp charging station will charge your EV faster, but it will also be more expensive. Level 2 EV chargers provide a faster and more efficient charging experience compared to Level 1 chargers. Level 1 chargers typically deliver around 120 volts of power and up to 16 amps, which means they can charge an electric vehicle at a rate of 4-5 miles of range per hour of charging time. In contrast, Level 2 chargers provide around 240 volts of power and up to 80 amps, allowing for a charging rate of up to 25 miles of range per hour of charging time. This means that Level 2 chargers can charge an electric vehicle up to 6 times faster than Level 1 chargers, making them a much more practical choice for EV owners who require a quicker charge. Connector Type Level 2 EV chargers are available in different connector types, including J1772, Tesla, and CHAdeMO, among others. The most common connector type for Level 2 EV chargers is the J1772 connector, which is a standard plug used by most electric vehicles in North America. This connector type is compatible with most EV models, making it a safe and reliable choice for new EV owners. On the other hand, Tesla connectors are specific to Tesla electric vehicles and can only be used with a Tesla adapter. CHAdeMO connectors are typically used for DC fast charging and are not commonly found on Level 2 EV chargers. Smart Features Level 2 EV chargers with smart features provide greater convenience and control for EV owners. The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is an excellent example of a Level 2 EV charger with smart features that can benefit EV owners. The Pulsar Plus offers a range of smart features, including remote monitoring and scheduling, charging history, and energy management. One of the key benefits of Pulsar Plus's smart features is remote monitoring and scheduling. With the MyWallbox app, EV owners can remotely monitor their charging sessions and receive real-time updates on their vehicle's charge status. The app also allows users to schedule their charging sessions, so the vehicle is fully charged at the desired time, providing greater convenience and flexibility. Another useful smart feature of the Pulsar Plus is its energy management capabilities. The charger is equipped with an integrated energy meter, which provides users with real-time data on their energy consumption and allows them to track and manage their energy usage. Additionally, the charger is compatible with smart home automation systems, allowing users to integrate the charger with other smart devices and control their energy usage more effectively. These features can help users to optimize their charging experience and reduce their energy costs, making EV ownership more practical and affordable. Professional Installation Installing a Level 2 EV charger involves several steps that can be overwhelming for EV owners. Fortunately, companies like COIL offer comprehensive services to help make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible. When you choose COIL to install your Level 2 EV charger, you can expect to receive expert guidance and support throughout the installation process. COIL's services include designing and engineering plan sets to ensure that the EV charger is installed correctly and meets all local regulations and safety standards. COIL also offers permit services to help clients obtain the necessary permits and approvals for the installation. COIL provides power-sharing solutions to ensure that the EV charger does not exceed the capacity of the electrical system, which can cause problems with other appliances and devices. Once the design and permits are in place, COIL's team of trained technicians will handle the installation and configuration of the EV charger, ensuring that it is set up and functioning correctly. Installing a Level 2 EV charger involves several critical steps, but companies like COIL can provide comprehensive services to help simplify the process. By choosing COIL for your EV charger installation, you can be confident that your charging solution is safe, reliable, and efficient. Are you ready to plug in? COIL provides sustainable and streamlined charging solutions to businesses, property owners, EV owners, and fleets. With a nationwide network of installers, COIL can provide charging solutions for all types of properties, from residential homes to multi-unit dwellings and businesses. COIL is committed to reducing carbon emissions through its solutions. COIL is doing its part to create a more sustainable future by providing sustainable and streamlined charging options. Whether you need a Level 2 charging station for your home or your entire fleet, COIL has got you covered. Visit our website today to learn more about COIL's EV charging solutions and how we can help you make the switch to electric. Together, we can create a more sustainable future for all. coil.co/residential-ev-charging

Charging Speed and Range: The Key Factors for EV Drivers in 2023

Charging Speed and Range: The Key Factors for EV Drivers in 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular among car buyers due to their low operating costs, reduced environmental impact, and improved driving experience. However, some challenges still need to be addressed before they can become the primary mode of transportation for everyone. Two of the most critical factors influencing EV adoption are charging speed and range. Charging Speed One of the main concerns of EV drivers is the time it takes to charge their vehicles. While conventional gas vehicles can be refueled in a few minutes, EVs require a longer charging time, even with the fastest charging stations. However, with the advancements in charging technology, this is changing. There are three types of EV chargers: Level 1, Level 2, and DC fast charging. Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and can take up to 12 hours to fully charge an EV battery. Level 2 chargers use a 240-volt outlet and can charge an EV battery in 4 to 6 hours, depending on the vehicle's battery capacity. DC fast charging is the fastest option, providing up to 80% charge in as little as 20-30 minutes. With the availability of faster charging options, EV drivers can now plan their trips more efficiently, making longer journeys more accessible. As more fast charging stations become available, the charging speed of EVs will continue to improve, addressing one of the main concerns of EV drivers. Range Another critical factor for EV drivers is range, or how far an EV can travel on a single charge. The range of an EV depends on several factors, including the size of the battery, driving conditions, and climate. In general, the range of an EV can vary from 100 to 400 miles on a single charge. The range of an EV is essential for drivers who travel long distances, as it determines the number of charging stops required during the journey. However, with the increasing number of fast charging stations and the improving battery technology, range anxiety is becoming less of a concern for EV drivers. The Future of Charging Speed and Range The future of charging speed and range for EVs looks bright, with more advanced battery technology and faster charging options becoming available. Some of the new battery technologies being developed include solid-state batteries, which can offer higher energy density, longer range, and faster charging times. Governments and private companies are investing heavily in developing EV charging infrastructure, aiming to provide convenient and accessible charging options for EV drivers. As a result, EV drivers can expect to see a significant improvement in both charging speed and range in the coming years. Charging speed and range are critical factors for EV drivers, affecting the practicality and convenience of using EVs as a primary mode of transportation. However, with advancements in charging technology and battery technology, these factors are becoming less of a concern. With the continued development of EV charging infrastructure and battery technology, we can expect to see a significant improvement in the range and charging speed of EVs in the future, making them a more practical and convenient option for all drivers. Charge Your EV at Home Having an electric vehicle (EV) charger at home is incredibly convenient for EV owners. With a home EV charger, you can simply plug in your car overnight and wake up with a fully charged battery in the morning. This means you don't have to worry about finding a public charging station or waiting in line to charge your car. Additionally, having a home charger allows you to take advantage of cheaper electricity rates during off-peak hours, which can save you money in the long run. Overall, a home EV charger provides the peace of mind and convenience that comes with always having a fully charged vehicle ready to go. If you're interested in installing a home EV charger, look no further than COIL, the nationwide leader in EV charging solutions. COIL offers a range of residential EV charging options to fit your specific needs, whether you're looking for a basic Level 2 charger or a more advanced smart charger with scheduling and energy monitoring features. With COIL's expertise and commitment to customer service, you can trust that your home EV charger will be installed quickly and efficiently, providing you with reliable charging for years to come. Visit coil.co/residential-ev-charging to learn more about COIL's residential EV charging solutions.

Top 10 Benefits of Installing EV Charging Stations in Your Business

Top 10 Benefits of Installing EV Charging Stations in Your Business

In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have become more popular as people become increasingly aware of the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. As a result, more businesses are installing EV charging stations to accommodate their customers' EVs. In this blog post, we will discuss the top 10 benefits of installing EV charging stations in your business. 1. Attract More Customers As the number of EVs on the road increases, so does the number of potential customers who need to charge their vehicles. By installing EV charging stations, you can attract new customers who are looking for businesses that offer charging facilities. Additionally, offering EV charging stations can differentiate your business from competitors who do not offer such amenities. 2. Increase Customer Loyalty Offering EV charging stations can increase customer loyalty by providing a valuable service that customers appreciate. By providing a convenient way for customers to charge their vehicles while they shop, dine, or work, you can create a positive experience that can lead to repeat business. 3. Boost Revenue By attracting more customers and increasing customer loyalty, you can boost your revenue. Additionally, some EV drivers may choose to spend more time at your business while their vehicle charges, which can lead to more sales or services. 4. Enhance Your Brand Image Installing EV charging stations can enhance your brand image by demonstrating your commitment to sustainability and the environment. By showcasing your business's commitment to reducing carbon emissions, you can attract socially conscious customers who value sustainability. 5. Meet Regulatory Requirements Many cities and states have regulations that require businesses to offer EV charging stations. By installing charging stations with COIL, we can ensure that you are compliant with these regulations and avoid penalties. 6. Employee Retention Offering EV charging stations can also benefit your employees. Employees who own EVs will appreciate having a convenient place to charge their vehicles while they work. By providing this amenity, you can increase employee satisfaction and retention. 7. Reduced Carbon Footprint By offering EV charging stations, you can contribute to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability. Electric vehicles emit significantly less carbon dioxide and other pollutants than gasoline-powered vehicles. By supporting the use of EVs, you can help reduce the negative impact of transportation on the environment. 8. Positive Publicity Installing EV charging stations can also generate positive publicity for your business. Local media outlets may be interested in covering your business's sustainability initiatives, which can lead to increased visibility and awareness. 9. Cost Savings Electricity is generally cheaper than gasoline, and by providing EV charging stations, you can offer your customers and employees a more cost-effective way to travel. Additionally, many utility companies offer incentives for businesses that install charging stations, which can help offset the cost of installation. 10. Future-Proofing Your Business As the popularity of EVs continues to grow, offering charging stations can help future-proof your business. By installing charging stations now, you can stay ahead of the curve and attract customers who are already or will soon be driving electric vehicles. Installing EV charging stations in your business can provide numerous benefits, including attracting more customers, increasing revenue, enhancing your brand image, and contributing to sustainability. By offering this valuable service, you can create a positive experience for customers and employees alike while also future-proofing your business. Want to get started on future-proofing your business? At COIL, we are proud to be the nationwide leader in EV charging solutions for businesses. With our expertise in site evaluation, infrastructure planning, equipment selection, installation and permitting, and ongoing maintenance and support, we can help businesses successfully implement a sustainable and profitable EV charging infrastructure that meets the needs of their community. Our focus on customer satisfaction, reliability, and innovation has made us the go-to partner for EV charging solutions across the country. If you're interested in learning more about our commercial EV charging solutions or want to discuss a project for your property, please contact us today. Visit coil.co/commercial-ev-charging

COIL's ISN Certification: A Step Towards Safer and Reliable EV Charging Solutions

COIL's ISN Certification: A Step Towards Safer and Reliable EV Charging Solutions

COIL, the nationwide leader in turnkey EV charging solutions, has an ISN certification, further solidifying its reputation as a trusted brand in the industry. In this blog post, we'll explore what an ISN certification is, why it's important for installers to have it, and why COIL's certification adds to its credibility in providing top-notch EV charging solutions. What is an ISN certification? ISN is a global resource that connects companies with qualified contractors and suppliers. They offer a range of services, including a comprehensive database of prequalified contractors and suppliers, and verification services to ensure that contractors and suppliers meet specific safety and compliance standards. ISN certification involves an evaluation of a company's safety and compliance policies, procedures, and training programs. The evaluation assesses a company's ability to comply with regulatory requirements, maintain a safe work environment, and ensure the safety of its employees and clients. The certification process thoroughly reviews a company's safety record, training programs, insurance coverage, and other relevant factors. Why is it important for installers to have an ISN certification? In the EV charging industry, safety is of utmost importance. The installation of EV charging stations involves working with high-voltage electricity, and if not installed properly, it can pose a significant risk to installers, users, and property. Therefore, it's crucial for installers to have the necessary training, knowledge, and safety protocols in place to ensure safe and effective installation. ISN certification provides assurance that installers have undergone rigorous evaluation and have met specific safety and compliance standards. It's a way to ensure that the installer has the knowledge and experience to perform the installation safely and efficiently, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and property damage. Why COIL's ISN certification matters COIL's ISN certification further adds to its reputation as a trusted and reliable provider of turnkey EV charging solutions. By undergoing the certification process, COIL has demonstrated its commitment to safety and compliance and its dedication to providing its clients with top-notch services. COIL's certification also highlights its commitment to quality assurance, as they continue to invest in the training and development of its employees, ensuring that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide safe and effective installations. ISN certification is a crucial factor in ensuring the safety and compliance of EV charging installations. COIL's recent certification adds to its credibility as a trusted and reliable provider of turnkey EV charging solutions. With its commitment to safety, compliance, and quality assurance, COIL is a top choice for businesses looking to install EV charging stations. Get a quote from our team of EV Charging Experts At COIL, our commitment to safety, compliance, and quality assurance is at the forefront of everything we do. We believe that EV charging installations should be safe, efficient, and reliable, and our ISN certification is just one of the many ways we demonstrate this commitment to our clients. By choosing COIL for your EV charging installation needs, you can trust that you're working with a team of highly trained and experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing top-notch services. We take pride in delivering turnkey solutions that meet our client's unique needs and exceed their expectations. As our CEO, Bobby Penn, says, "At COIL, we believe that safety and compliance should never be compromised. That's why we've invested in our team's training and development and earned an ISN certification to provide our clients with peace of mind that their EV charging installation is in the hands of experts. Our commitment to safety and quality assurance is what sets us apart from the competition." If you're ready to experience the COIL difference for yourself, visit our website at coiliq.com/coilelectric to learn more about our EV charging installation solutions and get a quote today. #EVcharging #electricvehicles #ISNcertification #turnkeyinstallations #safety #compliance #qualityassurance #COILelectric #trustedbrand #nationwideleader

Power Up Your Property: Why EV Charging at MUDs is the Future of Real Estate

Power Up Your Property: Why EV Charging at MUDs is the Future of Real Estate

Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is becoming increasingly important for multi-unit dwellings (MUDs). Property owners who invest in EV charging solutions can benefit from increased property value, enhanced amenities for residents, and new revenue streams. Here are some of the benefits of installing EV charging stations at MUD properties: Increased property value: With more people switching to electric vehicles, access to EV charging infrastructure is becoming a more significant factor in property value. Properties with EV charging stations are more attractive to potential tenants or buyers, who may be willing to pay a premium for the convenience of having a charging station on-site. Enhanced amenities: EV charging stations are a valuable amenity for residents, particularly those who own electric vehicles. Offering charging infrastructure can help retain existing tenants and attract new ones, while also contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly community. New revenue streams: MUD property owners can generate additional revenue by offering paid EV charging services to residents or the public. This can help offset the cost of the infrastructure and generate a new source of income. The process of installing EV charging stations at a MUD property typically involves the following steps: Site evaluation: The property owner works with an EV charging installation company to evaluate the site and determine the best locations for the charging stations. Infrastructure planning: COIL will assess the electrical infrastructure of the property to ensure that it can support the charging stations. If necessary, they may need to upgrade the electrical system or install additional infrastructure. Equipment selection: COIL will work with the property owner to select the appropriate EV charging equipment, based on factors such as the number of charging stations needed, charging speed, and budget. Installation and permitting: The installation company will handle the installation of the charging stations, including any necessary permits and inspections. Installing EV charging stations at MUD properties can provide a range of benefits for property owners and residents alike. The process typically involves a site evaluation, infrastructure planning, equipment selection, installation and permitting, and ongoing maintenance and support. With COIL, MUD property owners can successfully implement a sustainable and profitable charging infrastructure that meets the needs of their residents and community. Case Study: COIL Installs EV Charging Stations on San Francisco's Treasure Island COIL, the nationwide leader in EV charging solutions, recently completed the installation of 34 Enel X JuiceBox Pro 32 chargers in an underground garage at 1 Bristol Ct. on Treasure Island in San Francisco. The project included two ADA compliant parking stalls and 14 power poles, each with two chargers, for a total of 34 charging stations. The installation process began with a site survey to determine the best locations for the chargers and power poles. The COIL team worked closely with the property owner to ensure that the installation met their needs and complied with all applicable codes and regulations. The installation was completed in just a few weeks, with minimal disruption to residents and visitors. COIL provided all necessary equipment, including the chargers, power poles, and wiring, and handled all aspects of the installation, including permitting and inspections. The Enel X JuiceBox Pro 32 chargers offer fast, reliable charging for electric vehicles, with a maximum output of 32 amps and a range of up to 25 miles per hour of charging. The chargers are compatible with all EV models and can be controlled remotely using a mobile app or web portal. The installation includes two ADA compliant parking stalls, which provide accessible charging options for people with disabilities. The 14 power poles each have two chargers, allowing multiple vehicles to charge simultaneously, and are strategically located to provide convenient access for residents and visitors. The project has been well received by residents and visitors to 1 Bristol Ct. on Treasure Island. The EV charging stations provide a valuable amenity for those who own electric vehicles, and the installation supports the property owner's commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. COIL's expertise in EV charging solutions, combined with their commitment to quality and customer service, made them the ideal partner for this project. The successful installation of the EV charging stations at 1 Bristol Ct. on Treasure Island demonstrates COIL's ability to deliver reliable, efficient, and sustainable charging solutions for multi-unit dwellings and other commercial properties. Curious about EV charging at your multi-unit property? At COIL, we are proud to be the nationwide leader in EV charging solutions for MUDs. With our expertise in site evaluation, infrastructure planning, equipment selection, installation and permitting, and ongoing maintenance and support, we can help MUD property owners like 1 Bristol Court successfully implement a sustainable and profitable EV charging infrastructure that meets the needs of their residents and community. Our focus on customer satisfaction, reliability, and innovation has made us the go-to partner for EV charging solutions across the country. If you're interested in learning more about our MUD EV charging solutions or want to discuss a project for your property, please contact us today. Visit www.coil.co/multi-unit-ev #EVcharging #MUDproperty #COILsolutions #SustainableRealEstate #SanFrancisco #TreasureIsland #PropertyDevelopment #RealEstateValue #RevenueStreams

Quick Guide for New EV Owners

Quick Guide for New EV Owners

Congratulations on your new electric vehicle (EV)! To help you get the most out of your new vehicle, here is a quick guide for new EV owners: 01 Familiarize yourself with your vehicle Take the time to learn about your EV's features, controls, and charging system. Read the owner's manual, and familiarize yourself with the display screens and controls. 02 Plan your charging Consider where you will charge your EV and when. You can charge your EV at home overnight, or you can use public charging stations while you're out and about. Make a plan for how you will keep your vehicle charged and how you will manage your charging needs while on long trips. Curious about EV charging at home? COIL can make it happen. Reach out for an installation quote today: coiliq.com/coilelectric 03 Manage your charging costs Understand how charging costs are calculated, and take steps to minimize your charging costs. For example, you can take advantage of off-peak electricity rates and take advantage of free or low-cost charging stations. 04 Learn about charging networks Familiarize yourself with the different charging networks that are available, and sign up for accounts with the networks that you will be using the most. This will make it easier for you to locate and access charging stations while you're out and about. 05 Manage your energy usage Monitor your energy usage, and take steps to optimize your charging strategy. For example, you can use the "time-of-use" setting to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates, or you can use the "schedule charging" feature to schedule charging for when electricity rates are lowest. 06 Know your vehicle's range Understand your vehicle's range and how it is affected by various factors, such as driving style, weather conditions, and vehicle use. Plan your trips accordingly, and be mindful of your vehicle's range and charging needs. 07 Take care of your battery Regularly check the health of your vehicle's battery, and take steps to maintain its health and extend its life. This may include regular battery maintenance, avoiding extreme temperatures, and avoiding deep discharge cycles. 08 Use the right type of charger Make sure that you have the right type of charger for your vehicle and your charging needs. For example, if you plan to charge at home, you may want to install a Level 2 charger that can provide faster charging speeds. By following these tips, you can get the most out of your new EV, and enjoy a convenient, reliable, and cost-effective source of transportation. Want to know what EV charger is the best option for your home? Read more at coil.co/residential-ev-charging Contact one of our EV Charging Experts for more help at coiliq.com/coilelectric

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