The hesitation to electrify a vehicle fleet often comes from fear of the unknown. Many businesses feel overwhelmed trying to figure out everything they need to know about the process from start to finish.
One of the most common questions we hear is, “Where do I even start?”
At EnTech Solutions, we start with a conceptual design that includes:
- Gathering basic information about your situation and goals
- Visiting your site for an eMobility charging assessment
- Presenting ideas and recommendations
- Providing an initial project design, including estimates for budget and schedule
If your business moves forward with the project based on the eMobility charging assessment and conceptual design, we finalize your design and provide a full solution approach that includes engineering, sourcing, construction, installation, potential for operation and maintenance and system optimization.
The experts at EnTech Solutions will explain the process and guide you through the entire journey.
EV Charging Assessment
The first phase of any project is research. During our initial contact call, we ask questions that begin to frame the scope of your project. This comprehensive conversation helps us understand the full spectrum of considerations and enables us to guide you with recommendations for your needs based on goals, budget, space and timeline.
While we can gather a lot of information during that initial contact call, the critical next step is to visit your project site and evaluate a wide range of data, including:
- Site layout and space constraints/strengths
- Electrical availability and accessibility
- Potential options for incorporating a renewable energy microgrid
- 12 months of electricity use
- 15-minute interval data
We use this data to create a conceptual design so you can make an informed decision about any potential project.
eMobility Review & Recommendations
After the on-site assessment, our conceptual design team meets with you and any other decision-makers to explain our recommendations and answer any questions.
There may be more than one option for configuring the infrastructure to support your EV fleet. We may be able to recommend a phased approach to optimize real-life results as you build your eMobility commitment. And there may be opportunities to save money down the road through a design that anticipates future growth.
The team from EnTech Solutions consists of a project manager who serves as your point of contact, along with an electrical engineer, electrician and any other experts required for your unique situation.
You will meet the people who will participate in your plan and freely express any questions, concerns or hesitations in order to get accurate, knowledgeable feedback.
Tentative EV Design, Budget and Schedule
Once we agree on a tentative plan, our team of engineering and design experts creates a 30% design package that includes:
- A preliminary site layout/blueprint
- A cost estimate based on initial assumptions from your design
- An estimated project schedule and timeline
- Financing options and details regarding potential government grants and incentives
The steps we take provide the knowledge you need to understand how electrifying your fleet will impact your budget and operations; there is no obligation to move forward at this point.
Should You Add Electric Vehicles to Your Fleet?
At this point, you should have enough information to make a choice about adding electric vehicles and/or the charging infrastructure required for successful integration.
If you are considering incorporating EVs into your fleet, we strongly encourage you to request a site assessment and initiate the conceptual design process.
With experience on more than 500 EV infrastructure projects, we have the expertise to provide a non-biased, third-party plan to proceed without the pressure of selling a particular brand or product. We recommend what will work best for you and the success of your business.
While this new technology may feel overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be intimidating.
If you have questions about how to get started with eMobility charging, contact us via our website, call 920-225-6737 or email eMobility@faithtechinc.com.
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