Industry Trends

The Growing Need for EV Installation

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The quick expansion of the electric vehicle market is changing the world as we know it. In turn, demand for those vehicles is creating a strong need for public charging stations. What does this mean for the world of energy solutions? 

Undeniably, commercial Electricians will be more necessary than ever. The need for EV installation will demand a ton of labor due to the complex nature of the work. Therefore, highly skilled commercial electricians will be the obvious choice to gratify these developments.

The world car market EV share is expected to increase to 18% by the end of the year. Infrastructure is needed to appease the exponential growth of electric vehicles. Presently, public charging stations continue to be sparse in most of North America.

EV Charging Station inn Parking Lot

Charging station installation by commercial electricians of Rogers Electric.
Source: Rogers Electric

Leading the expansion was the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in 2021. This act funded $7.5 billion in EV public charging infrastructure. Public charging is expanding through initiatives like this.

Government funding has propelled the EV charging industry, offering substantial backing. However, the challenge lies in propelling an emerging industry that has surfaced only in recent years. Despite the expansion of EV infrastructure, accessibility to charging stations remains a considerable hurdle.

Numerous companies have entered this industry to bridge the demand gap. They’ve invested in research and development to enhance technology, making charging more convenient and efficient. Governments, too, have introduced incentives, such as the Infrastructure Act, aimed at incentivizing greater electric vehicle adoption. Tax breaks and subsidies are notable among these incentives.

While EV charging stations are commonly found at private residences and corporate premises, the true challenge emerges when establishing public charging points. Expansion must span from federal to state and even private levels to accommodate the industry’s growth. The support required to foster this expansion must come from both public and private entities.

Although infrastructure remains somewhat limited, its rapid growth is evident through the increasing number of charging stations nationwide. With the right backing, the EV charging sector is poised to continually expand, furnishing more accessible options for electric vehicle owners. Leading this drive of EV installation are the commercial electricians at the forefront.

Black electric vehicle being charged by an EV charging installation.

EV public charging stations are on the rise in the United States.
Source: IEA

Projected EV charging estimates are experiencing significant growth. For instance, by 2030, the demand for EV charging energy is set to reach 5 percent of the total electrical demand in the United States. Within the next 10 years, the need for commercial electricians on a national scale will witness a noticeable surge. Rogers Electric possesses past experience that equips them to address the mounting requirements for EV installations.

The projected cost encompassing EV charging infrastructure for the upcoming decade is anticipated to approach $35 billion. This impending need necessitates a highly skilled labor force capable of providing nationwide services to the energy industry. The deployment of a national workforce is crucial to encompass all regions affected by these technological innovations. Consequently, the installation of charging systems will heavily rely on the expertise of commercial electricians, making them an indispensable labor investment.

Infographic stating statistics for the increasing demand for EV charging.

The increasing demand for EV charging can be shown in numbers.
Source: Rogers Electric

Rogers Electric commercial electricians have installed EV charging stations for the past decade. In time, earning relationships with EV charging innovators and manufacturers. Due to this, Rogers Electric has perfected its installation processes. Our commercial electricians are highly experienced and are capable of handling this EV installation expansion whether Level 1 chargers, Level 2 chargers or DC chargers. We pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of innovation servicing.

Learn more about Rogers Electric EV charging installation services here.