Leading the Charge
At Francis Solar, we understand that existing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is woefully inadequate to meet the surging demand for EVs. Working with homeowners, gas stations and rest stops, hotels, event centers, universities, hospitals, and other customers, our mission is to eliminate completely the “range anxiety” many current or would-be EV owners feel when they are away from their home charging plug. We also serve homeowners who desire a faster charge than what their 120V home electrical system can produce. Whether you’d like to provide EV charging capabilities for your employees or customers, or simply own an EV yourself, call us today. We offer:
- 100% custom system, engineered by industry professionals.
- Direct manufacturer relationships.
- Full-coverage service plans.
- Dedicated team of designers, engineers, installers, and safety experts.
- Licensed and insured for safe, reliable installations.
At Francis, we know that when away from home, EV owners specifically look for businesses with EV charging capabilities. Looking to drive more customers to your business and monetize an additional revenue stream? EV charging infrastructure will be the siren call that brings EV owners to your business.
EV Charging Infrastructure
In the US, there is no recognized plug-in standard for EV charging. Tesla has its own supercharger plug-in, Japanese vehicles (Nissan, Mutsibishi, Kia) utilize the CHAdeMO plug-in standard and almost all other vehicles (BMW, GM, VW, Porsche, etc) utilize the SAE Combo Charging System (CCS) standard. Charging infrastructure can be configured to accommodate both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS, and adopters are generally available for Tesla EV owners when a Tesla supercharger is not available.
Levels of EV Charging
This refers to a traditional wall outlet plug, just like any lamp or TV uses. A Nissan leaf will charge about 4 miles per hour.
Level two units require professional intallation and start at 7kW of charging, offering 22 miles per hour of charge. 20kW units can provide 65 miles per hour. These can be equipped with metered usage and card-readers for additional revenue streams for your business.
Level three charging refers to direct current, fast charging, or DCFC systems. As DCFC is a higher voltage charging system, they can range up to 350kW and beyond in capacity and can, in many cases, charge vehicles in as little as 15-30 minutes.