EVSE Info2023-05-09T12:58:24+00:00

In addition to the vehicle loaner part of this project, we will also be aiming to develop a broad EV charging station network in central Appalachia that will cover the 218 counties covered (55 in WV, 54 in KY, 52 in TN, 32 in OH, and 25 in VA). Rural Reimagined seeks to install over 200 new charging stations (mainly Level 2 with some DC Fast Chargers) total, and is looking for interested potential site hosts in the project counties.

To ensure that we are not duplicating efforts covered elsewhere, please review your state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan (available in the FAQ section) before submitting a site assessment form.

For additional information regarding charging station installs, please read our FAQ section below. If you have any other questions not answered here, please do not hesitate to reach out to us using the contact info below (please choose your state’s Point of Contact). If you would like to submit a site for consideration, please use the form provided and email it to your state’s POC.

What types of chargers are available as part of the project?2023-02-13T18:11:51+00:00

There are four types of chargers available:

  • ChargePoint CT4021-GW1 (public Leve 2)
  • ChargePoint CPF50 (fleet or multi-unit dwelling Level 2)
  • Enel X Juicebox EV Charging Station (residential Level 2)
  • ChargePoint Express 250 (DCFC)
What are the electrical requirements for each type of charger?2023-02-13T18:12:47+00:00
  • ChargePoint CT4021-GW1, ChargePoint CPF50, and Enel x Juicebox: Single-phase circuit (32A @ 208/240V) with 40A circuit breaker
  • ChargePoint Express 250: 3-phase power
How much will the charger cost me?2023-02-13T18:13:17+00:00

The charger itself is provided to you at no cost as part of the project. However, as a site host, you will be responsible for the cost of the installation, which could include but are not limited to site preparation work, upgrades to the electrical panel, trenching, pouring a concrete slab, the installation of the charging unit, increases in the cost of electricity, dedicated parking spaces, and signage.

How much does an install typically cost?2023-03-17T13:33:10+00:00

For this project, we are using the following estimates:

EVSE Charger Type Estimated Cost to Install
Enel X Juicebox Level 2 – Residential $200 – $2,000
ChargePoint CPF50 Level 2 – Multi-family/Fleet $2,000 – $5,000
ChargePoint CT4021-GW1 Level 2 – Public $5,000 – $8,000
ChargePoint Express 250 DC Fast Charger $20,000 – $25,000
Will the project provide any funding for the installation of the charging station?2023-03-17T13:23:18+00:00

The project will provide some reimbursement based on the type of charger being installed:

Type of EVSE Reimbursement Amount
Enel X Juicebox (Level 2) Up to $1,000
ChargePoint CPF50 (Level 2) Up to $1,000
ChargePoint CT4021-GW1 (Level 2) Up to $2,000
ChargePoint Express 250 (DCFC) Up to $7,000
Will this increase my electricity bill significantly?2023-02-13T18:15:28+00:00

The increase will depend on the level of demand currently on your electrical panel. The electricity cost for a Level 2 charger is $0.10 – $0.15 per kilowatt hour(kWh) and $0.30 – $0.40 per kWh. If a charger is installed on an existing panel with more than 50kW demand, your cost could increase significantly whereas if a charger is installed on its own panel, you may not see a significant increase in costs.

Can I charge a fee for anyone using the equipment?2023-02-13T18:15:55+00:00

Yes. As the site host, you may choose from different business models to adopt in order to recover the electricity costs. The public chargers will have a payment system integrated inside to set the charging rate, while the residential charging stations will charge through the EVmatch platform (more info here). Multi-family and fleet applications have a few different options (free, set-amount, etc.), which will be up to the site host to decide.

Where can I find my state’s NEVI plan?2023-05-09T12:56:39+00:00

Please click your state’s name to view the approved National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan.

What contributions are you requesting from potential site hosts?2023-04-21T14:03:22+00:00


Responsibility Description
Site Preparation The site host is required to provide additional electrical service, ground preparation work, and a permit for the charging station installation (other than grant contribution for installation).
Charging Access The site host is required to make the installed charging station publicly accessible (except multi-unit dwelling and fleet applications) for 3-5 years.
Partnership/data sharing The site host should agree to partner with the project team to monitor the utilization rate and share and report utilization data with the project team.
Operation & Maintenance The site host should operate the EV charging station with reasonable charging pricing, ensure that the charging station remains in good condition, and report to the project team if there is any noticeable incident or change.
Others Other contributions requested from the site hosts will be detailed later.

Note: A detailed site host agreement will be provided later to the site hosts for review and signed authorization. This document is not designed to replace the site host agreement. 

Do you have any suggested resources I can use to learn more about charging infrastructure before I make a decision?2023-02-13T18:19:04+00:00

The following are excellent resources for learning more about charging infrastructure:

What happens to the charger after the project is complete and the warranty expires?2023-02-13T18:18:13+00:00

After the three years of the project warranty, site hosts will have a few options:

  • Capital purchase: Own the station and all responsibilities outright
  • ChargePoint as a service: A short term (3-5 years) “lease” of the equipment
  • Remove/Disconnect: Site owner may choose to remove or disconnect the charger
How will I know if the bids I’m getting for an install are fair and accurate?2023-02-13T18:17:32+00:00

The quotes for installs will depend on what type of charger you’re putting in, as well as the overall needs of the installation. You may use our provided estimates as a guide, but please keep in mind that every site will be different, and our amounts are not set prices.

Who has access to the data collected from charging vehicles? What is being done with it?2023-02-13T18:16:52+00:00

As the project lead, Tennessee Tech University will have access to the data, as will ChargePoint. You as the site host will also have access to the data. Any data collected by TTU will be used for project reporting to DOE and data analysis as part of the project. TTU will not share any specifics of vehicle make, model, year, or any identifiable traits of the vehicles.

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