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EXPLORING EV INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS INDUSTRIES: AUTO DEALERS

Apr 05, 2023

As the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) gains momentum, various industries are exploring ways to integrate EV charging and infrastructure into their operations. The automotive industry is eager to pave the way and has started investing in charging infrastructure to meet the demands of their customers and boost sales. Some investments include:

  • Partnering to improve battery development
  • Creating dealership programs in underserved areas to help EV adoption
  • Requiring dealerships to install EV chargers in order to sell EV vehicles

Automotive dealerships are installing EV chargers to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and provide customers with the convenience of charging their EVs while shopping or servicing their vehicles. Installing EV chargers allow dealerships to remain competitive and meet the growing demand for electric vehicles. 

Automakers are also partnering with EV charging companies to install charging stations for their brand dealerships, providing them with options that meet their individual EV integration needs. However, installing EV chargers at dealerships has revealed new hurdles. Dealerships have found the process to be complicated as it has required coordination with utilities and city planning to meet demands.

Further, in order to meet automaker requirements for the continued sale of EVs, auto dealerships across the country are gearing up to install Level 2 and Level 3 (DC Fast) EV chargers. With most automakers issuing tight time frames to install these EV chargers by the beginning of 2024, dealers are running into supply chain bottle necks, permitting and design delays, and long lead times when it comes to sourcing the electrical infrastructure required to power these new chargers.

As more companies and governments invest in electric vehicles, auto dealerships are presented with a unique opportunity to bridge the gap for their customers by investing in charging infrastructure.

 

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HOW CAN NEXPHASE™ HELP AUTO DEALERS?

The NexPhase™ Smart EV Switchgear is an all-in-one panel containing the entire infrastructure required between the utility service and Level 2 / Level 3 DC fast chargers. Unlike any switchgear of its kind, NexPhase™ features cutting-edge grid intelligence for EV charger remote uptime monitoring and control.

NexPhase™ provides an integrated, single cabinet, ready-to-install solution to minimize the complexity and effort required to install L2 and L3 chargers:

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ACCELERATE DESIGN

By combining all switchgear equipment into one enclosure, NexPhase™ eliminates the lengthy design process of traditional post-and-frame systems, which require additional costs and time to design and source a mixed-manufacturer panel system.

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EXPEDITE PROCUREMENT

NexPhase™ does the procurement work for you. All components required to power the chargers (including the current transformer cabinet, breaker panels, and transformer) come pre-packaged from a single source.

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RAPID INSTALLATION

NexPhase™ only requires the on-site connections for the incoming power and outgoing charger connections, drastically reducing on-site installation time and costs.

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UPTIME ASSURANCE

An embedded monitoring system provides access to real-time charger health data with automated alarms and remote control capabilities designed to bring downed chargers back online faster and without a maintenance call.

 


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We are a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of systems to support the management and monitoring of critical assets. As an expert in both vehicle refueling and utility asset monitoring, we are committed to supporting the emerging EV charging market. Our turnkey solutions enable rapid deployment with intelligent monitoring to maximize charger operational uptime.