Public space EV chargers require regular inspection and maintenance in order to ensure reliability and proper operation. How much this will cost, will depend on the location, and how much usage the charger gets.
There is also the cost of electricity in kWh, and some locations may also see demand charges or other added electrical fees, depending on the billing structure in place.
Network access fees may apply, depending on the exact make and model of charging station installed. Network access is a desirable feature, because it allows EV drivers to find the charging location using various vehicle or cell phone apps, and it also allows remote monitoring of the station for quick notification of any issues with the charging hardware. Network access can also help support billing applications, if the intent is for users to pay for charging services at that location.
If billing features are enabled, there may be transaction fees associated.
There is no simple, straightforward answer to this question other than, ‘it depends’. We will help you narrow down the options, and define exactly what the operating costs will be, before your EV charging solution is installed.
Contact us today to get any additional questions answered and to let us help you select the right EV charging solution, for public access space.