Just like any type of technology purchase, you can go with the fully loaded version or the bare bones version. Features that increase the price include:
- Adding additional connectors so the station can charge 2 or more cars at one time.
- Adding wireless technology to allow customers to activate and pay for the charging station with a wireless mobile app.
- Higher power charging stations, such as Level 3 DC Fast Chargers, can be significantly more expensive than a typical Level 2 charger.
- Optional accessories such as pedestal mounts (as opposed to wall mounting), cord management systems and “Tough” connectors that offer greater weather resistance can add to your cost.
- Pricing can also vary depending on the manufacturer you choose. Different brands offer unique features or designs that can affect pricing.
- Depending on where you install the device there are various state and local government cash rebates available that will subsidize your investment.
You can also use your charging station to generate revenue either by accepting payment from customers and/or using your charging station as a revenue generating mini-billboard.