The easiest way to help consumers transition from traditional gasoline vehicles to an electric vehicle (EV) is by making the process as simple as possible.
Great River Energy and its participating member-owner cooperatives are doing their part by creating a one-stop shop for member-consumers to purchase and install an EV charging station in their garage.
The EVSE One-Stop Shop launched through the Energy Wise MN online store, offering a discounted price for equipment at the time of purchase on a first-come, first-served basis for 200 consumer-members. EVSE, or electric vehicle supply equipment, is the necessary infrastructure to charge an electric vehicle at home.
Shoppers can choose between three models of Level 2 EV chargers manufactured by ZEF Energy. Each of the chargers work with all plug-in vehicles and meet automaker standards to ensure a reliable charge every time.
"With this promotion we're looking to alleviate the upfront cost barrier to purchasing and installing a charger while also removing the guesswork on which charger is best, given how many are on the market," said Tara Collins, Great River Energy's member marketing strategist and program manager. "Great River Energy and our member-owners have worked with ZEF Energy on many projects over the years and we have confidence in its products."
This promotion will also help Great River Energy and its member-owners collect a larger data set across their shared service territory to better define expected annual EV kilowatt-hour usage and daily load profile data from a variety of load control options.
Visit energywisemnstore.com to view the available EVSE models and to see other current promotions available to consumer-members of participating cooperatives.