Finding The Best Charging Option For Your Community

Choosing the Right Charger

This guide is designed to walk you through the process of installing electric vehicle charging for public sites, fleets, and workplaces. If you are interested in installing charging in your home, contact your utility.

Choosing to install electric vehicle (EV) charging demonstrates leadership and a commitment to reducing the largest sector of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. This tool is designed with communities in mind, but anyone who wants to install EV charging will learn from the information provided.

This guide will walk you through the major steps and help inform your decision-making process.



Purchasing a Charger

Purchasing an electric vehicle charging station can be intimidating, given the wide variety of options. Download our guide for information needed to take steps toward purchasing a station, including common station features to consider, where to buy, and funding opportunities.

View Guide to Purchasing an EV Charging Station →


Site Selection Guidelines

Now that you’ve determined what kind of charging station you’re going to get, you need to figure out where you’re going to put it. Use the Site Selection Guidelines below to help you determine the best location in your community to install the station.

Once you have a better idea of where to install a charging station in your community, refer to our checklists below for final steps.

View EV Site Selection Checklist →

Fleet Charging

Looking to install a charging station for your fleet? Use our Fleet Charging Checklist below for steps that should be completed once you’ve decided on a location. Click here to download a printable version of the Fleet Charging Checklist.

  • Contact an electrician
  • Make sure permitting is in order
  • Find ideal on-site location for charging station(s)
  • Build wayfinding into fleet vehicle policy
  • Install proper lighting
  • Build protection (bollard/wheel stops)
  • Secure warranty documentation
  • Establish policy for equipment usage and maintenance
  • Test network