EV Charging Station Installation: What We Do (So You Don’t Have To)

Oodles Energy
February 13, 2024

The number of DC fast charging stations increased by 24% in 2021… yet EV drivers are still under-served. In fact, in California and New Jersey, there are more than 50 electric vehicles for each available public charging station. No wonder drivers are fighting over chargers all over the country!

Imagine making your EV driver residents’ lives easier. Charging up at home while they sleep? Invaluable! Paired with an EV charging partner like Oodles, who provides the entire turnkey solution for you and your residents, commercial EV charging station installation at your multifamily property is a no-brainer!

And, compared to the time it takes to build traditional amenities like a swimming pool or a fitness center, by setting up EV charging stations, you’ll avoid hours and hours of construction time. EV charging station installation can be a fast and seamless process if you choose the right EV charging partner. Don’t believe us? Walk step-by-step through the stages of EV charging station installation to see just how much is powered by Oodles–while you sit back and relax behind the wheel.

Multifamily and Commercial EV Charging Station Installation: Step-by-Step

Electric car charging station installation is more than just a plug-in-and-go process. It requires site analysis, infrastructure knowledge, utility insights, and expertise in all of the variables related to each individual property. For example, did you know there is more than one type of EV charger? Don’t worry – you don’t have to be an expert to walk through the EV charging station installation process with Oodles.

Step One: Consultation

A representative from Oodles will get in touch to discuss whether or not setting up EV charging stations is suitable for your multifamily property based on your residents’ needs, property infrastructure, and business goals. The initial consultation is meant to answer any questions about the process from start to finish.

Step Two: Site Analysis

Because no two properties are the same, an onsite visit and site analysis are required to review the infrastructure you have in place to install EV chargers at your property.

We want to provide the most accurate estimate possible, so Oodles helps guide the review of the parking site alongside property management or the property’s HOA, later proposing a tailored configuration for your EV charging station installation. You won’t have to worry about how you grow from here – we optimize the design for today’s needs and tomorrow’s.

Step Three: Electrical Bids

A representative from the Oodles operations team will assist in collecting and reviewing multiple contractor electrical bids before presenting your team with our recommended selection. And, if your company prefers to work with a specific local electrical contractor, we don’t mind.

Step Four: Site Prep

Once an electrical contractor is selected, our team provides support to all parties involved–electrical contractors, onsite maintenance, and property management–helping ensure a smooth EV charging station installation process from start to finish. The Oodles team will help you manage the gathering of the materials needed for setting up EV charging stations.

Step Five: Installation

Oodles provides your team support during the EV charging station installation to ensure everything goes smoothly and according to plan. Once the equipment is installed and connected to electricity, we take over programming the back end of the charger. Our team connects the EV charger to your property’s network, then activates and configures each station with user profiles and driver charging rates. Based on our expertise in multifamily amenities and the estimated energy costs for your property, we’ll help you set property-specific charging rates that attract EV drivers while earning you revenue.

Step Six: Ready to Charge

The EV charger is plugged in, activated, and ready for drivers to charge up! Because Oodles is a totally turnkey solution, our team manages driver billing, equipment support, maintenance, and driver communication.

Choosing a Partner For Your Multifamily EV Charging Station Installation

EV charging station installation might sound overwhelming to you. If so, we have good news. You’ve found your partner in Oodles – and we make it turnkey for you.

Whether you feel lost in the EV charging world or you know a thing or two about it, finding an EV charging partner who manages it all for you is a Tesla-sized weight off your shoulders.

Oodles manages the installation process for you. We also address the day-to-day operations of the EV chargers. And the cherry on top? Profit sharing. You earn a portion of the charging revenue every time your residents charge up. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our revenue-sharing pricing model! 

EV Charging Station Installation FAQs

How do you install EV stations?
  1. Install the electrical foundation for the EV charger itself.
  2. Connect the EV charger to the electrical grid.
  3. Configure the EV charger on the property’s network and internet.
  4. Activate the EV charger customer app.

The good news is that Oodles handles all of these steps for you! Get in touch with our team to get started on your journey.

Can I install my own EV charger?

Unless you’re a professional electrician, we do not recommend installing your own EV charger. Many electrical variables are present, and improperly installed EV chargers can pose dangerous conditions throughout your electrical system.

How much does it cost to install a public EV charging station?

The cost to install EV chargers will vary depending on the type, quantity, and location of your chargers, in addition to electrical needs. On average, commercial EV charging station installation costs around $6,000 per port.

How long does it take to install EV chargers?

Electric car charging station installation, from consultation to activation, can take anywhere from 2-weeks to 3-months. On installation day, setting up EV charging stations takes about a day and a half.

Oodles Energy is a Partner, Not Just a Provider

Did we have you at “turnkey?” We mean what we say. We handle everything for you, from the electrical contractor bids to the installation supervision and network activation. Don’t worry about a thing when it comes to EV charging station installation at your multifamily property. Send a note to our team to get started today!

Get in touch with our team today.

Curious about how Oodles fits into your property? Schedule a call to learn more about how a customized EV charging solution looks at your building.