The U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge began in early 2013 and currently has about 150 businesses/universities/organizations that are partners in the Challenge. A survey of these partners in August 2014 showed that the availability of workplace electric vehicle (EV) charging increased to about 275 workplaces in 2014, a 345% growth from 2011. Of those partner companies responding to the survey, 80% provided the EV charging to the employees without any fees, another 15% had fees associated with the amount of charging, and 5% had a fixed fee.
Number of Partner Workplaces with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, November 2014
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Source: U.S. Department of Energy's EV Everywhere: Workplace Charging Challenge Progress Update 2014: Employers Take Charge, DOE/GO-102014-4561, November 2014. Website accessed December 10, 2014.