Core Development Group recently announced EV charging accomplishments in building an electrified energy-transportation infrastructure network of the future, including implementing part of the largest EV fleet charging system in the Americas.
Mahwah-based Core said it has been working for a large U.S. retailer to design, engineer, procure and construct six thousand large-scale level 2 and hundreds of level 3 fast-charge systems, equaling approximately 6,000 total EV charging stations.
This network includes 250 EV chargers per installation location, across 23 large commercial & industrial locations in the U.S.
One major challenge of this project is to equip utility-scale feeder equipment, which is not typically used for distribution centers or other commercial buildings. However, a typical commercial building may be able to accommodate the electrical load of approximately 10 L2 chargers. Therefore, ramping up the install number to hundreds of EV chargers per location requires a great deal of experience, expertise and coordination between all the project stakeholders.
To accomplish such large-scale EV charging installations, Core has been working closely with over 20 different local electric utility companies across 12 states to help power the electric fleet and support corporate goals such as reducing carbon emissions and implementing sustainability initiatives. EV charging installation locations span the U.S., from California to Massachusetts to Florida.
“Understanding the transition to EV charging and associated federal, state and local utility incentives is critical to navigating an economically favorable path forward. These regulatory insights have allowed us to help many organizations transition to cleaner energy options and support corporate ESG-type objectives,” Henry Cortes, founder and CEO of Core Development Group, said. “Helping organizations convert standard fleet vehicles to electric vehicles takes time, strategy, experience and education.”
Core has been working with a diverse set of clients to help streamline the process of designing, evaluating, funding and implementing organizational EV charging projects. Among the clients are companies, municipalities, universities, automobile manufacturers and dealerships, and school districts for school bus electrification.
Demand for EV charging has grown significantly over the past decade, thanks to heightened environmental concerns, greater availability of models, increased cost competitiveness with conventional gas vehicles and improved vehicle ranges. These factors will continue to drive increased EV adoption over the next decade, with the wide availability of EV tax incentives and other government-organized support programs.