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A Developer’s Guide to Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

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Bryce Christensen, <br/>P.E.

Bryce Christensen,
P.E.

Electric Vehicle Practice Lead

Ross Stevens, <br/>P.E., LEED AP

Ross Stevens,
P.E., LEED AP

Electric Vehicle Practice Lead

Bryce Christensen, P.E.

Bryce Christensen, P.E.

Electric Vehicle Practice Lead

Ross Stevens, <br/>P.E., LEED AP

Ross Stevens,
P.E., LEED AP

Electric Vehicle Practice Lead

If you’re a commercial, residential, or industrial property developer considering the installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at your sites, this guide is for you. With answers to questions like, “What EV charging installation options are available?” and “What factors should I consider in determining a charging system?” we’ll walk you through the considerations developers must make and the tangible benefits of having EV charging stations available at your facility.

What's Inside a Developer's Guide to EV Charging?

Depending on the type of property you own and your target charging client, there are several benefits of installing EV chargers at retail, restaurant, residential, office, and other properties. Local, state, and federal incentives continue to promote the electrification of vehicles throughout the country. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, causing them to switch to more eco-friendly, electric modes of transportation. Available charging stations are not only beneficial for consumers but also can drive more visitors to your site and increase their average on-site spend.

There are multiple incentives that can add up to help you bridge the financial gap caused by initial capital expenditures. This guide will help you understand who your riders are, and the current or projected need for EV charging options at your property, so you can better select a system that yields a return on your investment while creating a convenient charging location for those you serve.

Kimley-Horn is a proud leader in the design and implementation of EV charging stations throughout the country. With nearly a decade of EV experience, our experts have seen the benefits of EV charging and have compiled this guide to offer developers key points to consider. Our experts are here to help.

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About the Authors

Bryce Christensen, P.E.

Bryce Christensen, P.E.

Bryce is a senior partner on nationwide EV programs and has worked on 200 EV charging station sites across the county—including parts of one of the first coast-to-coast EV charging routes. He has a true passion for EV and a strong desire to see sensible infrastructure development and public education in this space. Bryce’s expertise includes EV charging station design, site planning and layout, grading and drainage design, erosion control, stormwater management system design, utility design, permitting, construction observation, pavement assessment and rehabilitation, parking assessments and planning, and site/stormwater inspections. Additionally, his project portfolio includes single and multifamily residential, retail, healthcare, office, and mixed-use commercial developments. Bryce takes great pride in serving his clients and partners to help ensure the success of each project he works on.

Ross Stevens, P.E., LEED AP

Ross Stevens, P.E., LEED AP

Ross directs retail, commercial, industrial, and residential land development projects involving site planning, zoning, and special use permits; development of construction plans; off-site improvements; utility relocations; permitting; and construction phase services. With more than 19 years of design and management experience across multiple states and municipalities, Ross understands development challenges, allowing him to develop creative solutions. Ross began work with EV charging in 2011, managing the design and permitting of a large number of sites in the mid-Atlantic for EVgo. Since that time, his experience with EV charging design and project management has enabled him to be a leader in nationwide programs with Electrify America and other confidential EV clients.

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