FAQS

Frequently asked questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get an EV Charger at my workplace?

CLICK HERE and fill out the form to get your free charger and schedule a free consultation!

What types of chargers are there?

There are currently three types of chargers available on the market:

 

Level 1 Chargers:
These are the small chargers that typically come with the car, used in residential homes. They plug into any typical socket and are best for long charges because they don’t pull much juice. Zero to full charging time: about 22+ hours. Pulls 12-16 Amps and doesn’t typically require a designated breaker.*
Best use: Longterm parking, residential, emergency, or if you’re going to a destination without available charging.

Level 2 Chargers:
These are the medium level chargers that are the industry standard, usually found in business and some residential parking lots. They offer a lot more juice and faster-charging capacity. Zero to full charging time: about 3 hours. Pulls about 30-40 Amps.*
Best use: Businesses, residential and non-residential parking lots. 

Click Here to see if your business qualifies to get a free level 2 charging station from LFCA

Level 3 Chargers:
These are the big guns, also known as DC Fast Chargers. These are typically found along highway corridors or places that cars are briefly stopped to fuel up fast. They offer incredibly fast charging. Zero to full charging time: about 45 minutes. Pulls about 80 Amps.*

Best use: Highways, gas stations, or other places EV’s are briefly parked. 

*NOTE: All EV’s are built differently: some charge faster than others, some require more power, etc. Be sure to check with your specific model for more accurate data.

What does my donation help support?

Your donation allows LFCA to continue cleaning the Wasatch air and providing free chargers to businesses in the State of Utah.

What types of EV chargers does your program provide?

LFCA recommends either a Level 2 or Level 3 charger depending upon your specific need. While we are agnostic in the brand or type of charger we give out, we do recommended chargers that are manufactured for outdoor use (NEMA 3R standard), are UL compliant, and use the universal SAE J1772 adapter which provides a charge to all makes and models of Electric Vehicles (including Tesla with adapter).

Can I get more than one charger?

Yes. LFCA will provide the first charger for free. LFCA can provide additional chargers at-cost in exchange for a tax-deductible donation back to our organization.

How do I install my EV Charger?

LFCA works with a network of qualified electricians who can provide you with a quote for installation. We can help plan your charging project to minimize installation cost and walk you through the process at your site.

How much does a Level 2 EV charging station cost to operate?

Based on 8 to 12 hours of active charging use per day, one 30 amp EV charger costs less than $2.00 a day in electricity to operate. Many heavily used level 2 stations owners often report paying less than $200/year in electricity. 

What if I don’t own my building?

LFCA can work with your landlord or property manager to coordinate installation of your EV chargers.

How do I manage access to my charger?

LFCA has multiple strategies based on industry-best practices to devise a customized solution for your charger project.

How much c02 has lfCa Displaced? how do figure co2 displacement?

We estimate our chargers’ functionality by the amount of CO2 they’ve displaced. 

In our formula, we factor how many times the average combustion driver fuels per year (36.5 times), gallons of fuels in one fueling (13 Gallons), and the amount of CO2 expended per one tank (115531 lbs/CO2), resulting in average CO2/driver/year (~121,000 lbs). By extrapolating electricity usage trends in the meters of the chargers we place, we can subtract the average CO2/driver/year by the number of displaced charge ups from stations for an estimate of how much CO2 isn’t released. We also take into account how many years each charger has been active. 

Note: While we have taken every effort to report accurate data, not every station is networked or monitored; due to the difficulty obtaining precise CO2 displacement data these numbers are rough estimates.