Business EV Charging

Be the change you want to see – join the forward-thinking Oregon businesses who are demonstrating their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by offering electric vehicle charging to their customers, tenants and employees.

Electric vehicle charging at your business? Yes!

More and more businesses are adding electric vehicle charging for their employees, customers and even the public. With more electric vehicles on the road, your business can be a part of the growing network of chargers for people to use at work and throughout their day!

Get a rebate for your business EV charger

We provide financial incentives of $1,000-$2,300 per port to provide charging stations and help encourage EV adoption at your workplace or commercial property.

Just fill out the simple online interest form to get started.

Charger rebates

EV charging is as easy as 1,2,3

Planning an EV charging project at your business is a straightforward process. We’ll walk you through planning the project, determining installation requirements, and promoting and maintaining the chargers.

Identify key stakeholders

Contact PGE, an electrical contractor and the property manager.

Evaluate charging needs

Establish how many chargers and what types of chargers to install.

Check the electrical service

A licensed electrician can assess the building’s electrical capacity.

Choose a site

To keep cost low, locate chargers as close to existing infrastructure as possible.

Select chargers

Consider a networked charger for smart charging capabilities.

Estimate costs

Get multiple bids from trusted vendors.

Future proof

Plan to include extra conduit and upsize equipment to account for future EV chargers.

Build

Use contractors with EV experience.

Promote

We can suggest creative campaigns to drive interest to the chargers.

Maintain

Contract with an equipment provider or use an internal crew.

Check-in

Re-evaluate in a few years to keep up with EV growth and technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning an EV charging project at your business is a straightforward process. We’ll walk you through planning the project, determining installation requirements, and promoting and maintaining the chargers.

  • Level 2 is the most common EV charging for the workplace, fleets, tenants and the public.

  • Level 3 DC fast charging is typically installed by EV Charging Networks or utilities because of the high upfront costs. If the site is a good fit for a DC fast charging station, it could be a site host for a charging network.

  • The J1772 connector is standard for level 2 charging and will charge all major EV models. For DC fast charging there are three connector types: CCS (standard for most vehicles), CHAdeMO (standard on some Japanese vehicles) and Tesla (proprietary for Tesla vehicles)

  • If an EV charger is used 4 hours per day, it would cost about $3/day in electricity. Many workplaces and other businesses offer free charging as an employee benefit and/or a reward for choosing clean transportation options.

  • With a pay-to-use model, consider what payment methods are supported by the EV charger. Some require users to have an account and membership card or app associated with that network; while others have a guest payment method or credit card readers.

  • To reduce cost, situate it near electrical infrastructure. It is common to place a dual-port EV charger (a single unit with two cords) at the curb, along the line between two parking spaces.

  • Budget for annual maintenance costs, as well as cellular data and software fees for networked chargers.

Drive Change Fund

Looking for funding for a transportation electrification project?

From transit buses and passenger vehicles to electric bikes and community service vehicles, the PGE Drive Change Fund is all about electrifying transportation in Oregon. Do you have a local electric vehicle adoption, EV charging infrastructure or education project you would like us to fund? Get in touch.

Are you looking to electrify your fleet? We can help.

An EV fleet can lower your operating costs, maintenance costs and support your company's sustainability goals. It's no wonder more and more fleets are going electric.

Electricity: The new transportation fuel

Cleaner

Less than half the CO₂ emissions per mile and only getting cleaner.

Cheaper

At least 40 percent less than gas/diesel per mile.

Local

Produced here in the Pacific Northwest.

Stable

Regulated for long-term price stability.