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EV Charging

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.            
Electric Vehicle

Get Going

Professional, affordable charging that qualifies for credits and rebates can easily be installed at home, the office, for your fleet, or at your favorite destinations.

Get Going
Go Further
Go Further

Go Further

Modern chargers can easily deliver 30 to 500 miles per hour of charge, depending on your vehicle and the level of charge.

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

Level One

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

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

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.

Call today to learn which charging is right for you.

Save Money

Go Cheaper

Charging your EV with solar energy, you can be paying one tenth what you normally pay at the pump.

Go Cheaper
Go Cleaner
Clean Energy

Go Cleaner

Electric vehicles, which outperform tradtional ICE vehicles and are clean-running, can only be utilized where charging infrastructure exists.