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Research increasingly emphasizes the workplace as the second most important charging opportunity after residential options. Workplace EV charging can help eliminate one of the major barriers to EV adoption: a lack of charging infrastructure and the range of anxiety it causes. It can also improve equal access to EVs where individuals with limited/no residential charging options can use their workplace as an additional charging location. In turn, this increases the feasibility of driving an EV beyond those who occupy single-family homes with off-street parking. Providing workplace EV charging can be an effective and feasible strategy to support and accelerate the transition to sustainable low carbon transportation options.
Focusing on the municipality as a workplace, EV charging represents both a challenge and an opportunity. Financial assistance through government programs and a range of guidance documents are available to support decisions on the purchase and installation of EV charging infrastructure. However, guidance on the actual management of workplace EV charging is lacking and represents a more nuanced challenge.
This report explores how municipalities can create workplace EV charging policies
by examining existing guidelines and current workplace EV charging best practices.
Section 1 highlights the advantages of workplace EV charging, section 2 documents
five Canadian workplace EV charging policy case studies, and section 3 analyses existing
guidelines and present-day examples to advise stakeholders on how they can develop
and enforce effective policies.
The full report can be found here: