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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations | CMI

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Have an electric vehicle (EV)? Looking to buy an electric vehicle? Want to provide your employees or guests the energy efficient option of an EV station?

Get your business on the map of EV charging stations in the region! EV station owners determine charging rates and customers can easily access charging via credit card.

We provide EV charging stations for residential, commercial and municipal facilities. We will assist you in selecting the best brand, options and location for your facility.

The number of electrical vehicles is rapidly increasing in today’s society of renewable consciousness. Switching to an EV is a great way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Advantages of EV Charging Stations

State and federal incentives of up to 30% of installed cost up to $1,000 for consumers and up to $30,000 for businesses!

LEED Points

  • Existing construction:  3-10 Points, based on reduction in number of conventional commuting trips.
  • New construction: 3 Points, provided 3% of total spaces are for alternative fuel
  • Environmental benefits
  • Decrease use and dependence upon fossil fuels
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Revenue stream for commercial facilities

Facilities using EV charging stations include:

  • Commercial properties
  • EV owners’ residences
  • Parking facilities
  • Retailers
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Theaters
  • Universities
  • Government facilities
  • Healthcare facilities

EV Charging Station Levels

EV Charging Stations offer different levels of power, depending upon the length of charge you need or require.

Level Voltage (VAC) Current (Amps) Power (kVA) Phase Standard Outlet
1 120 12 1.44 Single NEMA 5-15R Standard 110v US outlet
2 * 208/240 32/30 6.7/7/7 Single SAE J1772/3
3 480 400 192 Three No Standard






*CMI recommended
Level 1 (120V — AC)
Level 1 uses the usual 120-volt, single-phase outlet for a three-prong grounded plug for the U.S.  Although it will depend greatly upon the vehicle you are charging, but it typically takes between 8 to 14 hours to fully charge a vehicle.
Advantage: You can find service almost anywhere in the U.S. and since the charging current is about the same as a standard blow dryer, it won’t put too much of a burden on your existing electrical service.
Best Use: At home for a second vehicle.

Level 2 (208-230V — AC)
Level 2 increases the charge power 500% and decreases the typical full charge time to four to eight hours. This is a great choice for venues where a partial charge is achievable in just a couple of hours during dinner or a movie. Level 2 charging will be the normal charging service that we will be using in the future. The Society of Automotive Engineers has approved a new standard plug called SAE J1772, which will be the “gas hose” that new EV/PHEVs will use.
Advantage: Length of time to charge your vehicle is considerably faster than Level 1.
Best Use: At home for your primary vehicle or at a commercial establishment.

Level 3 (Input: 3 Phase 480VAC; Output: 300-400VDC)
Level 3, or Fast Charging, requires very high levels of voltage and current. Some vehicles can charge in as little as 15 minutes, but this will depend upon the battery type and chemistry. Level 3 charging is perfect for: fleets that need frequent recharges during the day; anyone traveling on cross-country trips; and emergency charging in case of evacuation. Unlike Level 1 and 2 chargers, which output AC to the vehicle, Level 3 chargers typically output DC using a different plug than the J1772. The Level 3 plug that is being adopted by several automakers is the JARI Level 3 DC Connector that is being used in the TEPCO Level 3 Charging Spec.
Advantage: Speed in which your vehicle is charged.
Best Use: Highway rest stops, EV “gas stations”