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Increase Your Home Energy IQ and Upgrade Your Electrical System With a Smart Panel

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Many homeowners are investing in electrification or switching to driving an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. But many homeowners miss the opportunity to get the benefits of upgrading their home’s power system with an electrical panel that has smart features.

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05/26/2022

Increase Your Home Energy IQ and Upgrade Your Electrical System With a Smart Panel

4 MIN. READ

Many homeowners are investing in electrification or switching to driving an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. But many homeowners miss the opportunity to get the benefits of upgrading their home’s power system with an electrical panel that has smart features.

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05/24/2022

What's Next for Electrification? How About EV Trucks, Planes and Ships?

3 MIN. READ

When you think about electrification, you probably think about electric cars. But have you thought of electrified logistics, services, and public transit vehicles?

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05/20/2022

Keep Your EV and Charger Safe From Harm With Surge Protection

4 MIN. READ

Today’s modern technology is vulnerable to power surges. Protection from surges is also an important consideration when installing an at-home charger for an electric vehicle (EV). The right device will protect your EV, charger and home electrical system from over-voltage.

Read More
05/18/2022

How the '70s Oil Crisis Led to the First EVs on the Roads

4 MIN. READ

The current race to find cleaner sources of energy echoes another event. Fifty years ago, an oil embargo caused businesses and consumers to rethink their fossil fuel consumption and explore alternatives. This historical event saw the creation of the first electric cars in a century.

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05/12/2022

Common Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

4 MIN. READ

Whether you’ve purchased an electric vehicle (EV) or are still considering it, you’ve likely heard about the supposed drawbacks and disadvantages of trading in your gasoline-powered car for an electric one. Driving an EV is different from driving a conventional

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05/10/2022

5 Benefits of an At-Home EV Charging Station Installation

5 MIN. READ

You love driving your electric vehicle, but probably do not like having to search for or wait at a public charging station. You’ve probably want to install an EV charging station at home but aren’t completely sure what all the benefits would be. For a homeowner or a multifamily resident, the value of an EV charging station installation and having the freedom to charge at home increases daily!

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05/05/2022

A Quick Guide for New EV Owners

3 MIN. READ

The number of electric vehicle (EV) owners is increasing rapidly. With gas prices so high and a plethora of new car models from which to choose, that trend will only accelerate. If you’re among the many new EV owners, there are some things you should know. This blog highlights a few essential tips.

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05/03/2022

Bidirectional charging: What is it and What are the Benefits for EV drivers?

4 MIN. READ

Bidirectional charging is a relatively new benefit of electric vehicles (EVs), but it’s intriguing, transforming your EV into a home power source and a way to save money. Going bidirectional can save or even make money while benefiting the environment and ensuring additional peace of mind in a power disruption.

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04/28/2022

How Long Does It Take to Charge a Car Battery With a Portable Charger?

3 MIN. READ

The battery is a component you’ll find in both EVs and gas-powered cars. However, the function of the battery in these two applications is very different. While an EV battery acts as the primary source of power, the battery of a gas-powered vehicle provides the initial electricity burst needed to crank the engine.

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04/26/2022

How Many Amps Are Required for a Level 2 Charging Station?

3 MIN. READ

As a new electric vehicle (EV) owner, you’ve most likely realized that the Level 1 charger (charging cord) delivered with your car is too slow for daily use. And driving to a Level 3 charging station can be inconvenient. So what is the solution? Installing a Level 2 charging station in your home is often the best option.

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04/22/2022

So, About That Level 1 Charger That Came With Your New Electric Vehicle...

2 MIN. READ

Your new electric vehicle (EV) came with a “power cord” known as a Level 1 charger. You may ask if all Level 1 chargers are the same or what the best Level 1 EV charger is. In reality, all Level 1 chargers are similar, so asking which is the best is a bit of a trick question.

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04/20/2022

A Complete Guide to Electrification

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar panels are the first things that come to mind when electrification comes up. However, homeowners can explore other options to adopt a sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle while lowering energy costs.

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04/15/2022

Power Your Home and Car With Sunlight, Even at Night

4 MIN. READ

Home solar panels have come a long way in efficiency and represent one of the most common forms of renewable electricity. However, their immense strength may be their biggest weakness. When the sun goes down or a storm rolls in, your power stops being generated, but your energy needs are still there. So, how do you ensure your fridge keeps running and your electric vehicle (EV) can be charged at any time? Energy storage technologies are the answer.

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04/07/2022

Guide to EV Charging, Battery Storage and Bidirectional Charging

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are here to stay. So, the industry will need to address the challenge of battery storage to meet the demand for EV charging units. This guide will walk you through the EV charging industry and arm you with the information you need.

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04/05/2022

What Is Involved In Whole Home Electrification?

3 MIN. READ

The shift from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources has accelerated the home electrification movement. As a result, many homeowners are converting their homes to go fully electric, saving money and the environment in the process. Here’s what you should know about electrification and what it could mean for your home.

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03/31/2022

The Current State of the EV Industry and What Comes Next

4 MIN. READ

The electric vehicle industry is growing at a rapid pace with automakers actively expanding their EV lineup, federal incentives supporting the development of strong charging infrastructure, and consumers opting for greener forms of transportation.

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03/29/2022

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Getting an EV Home Charger (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

5 MIN. READ

Savvy consumers take the time to research before they make big purchasing decisions. Asking the right questions and going to the right source are essential. Deciding to join the electric vehicle (EV) revolution involves more than picking the vehicle. Before you take the plunge into the EV world by installing an EV home charger, this guide aims to answer all of your EV questions.

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03/24/2022

What to Do When You Need to Charge More Than One Car at Home

4 MIN. READ

With many U.S. cities at or quickly approaching two vehicles per household, the need for a comprehensive home EV charging solution has grown significantly. As drivers purchase and find value with their first electric vehicle (EV), it is reasonable to expect they will see the advantage of adding additional EVs.

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03/22/2022

How Long Does It Take to Charge an EV at Home?

4 MIN. READ

The first question every prospective electric vehicle owner asks is: How long does it take to charge an EV? At-home charging gives EV owners a convenient way of keeping their vehicle’s battery full without making a stop at a public charging station a part of their daily commute.

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03/17/2022

What is a level 3 electric vehicle charger?

3 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular in the mainstream car market and are starting to flood American roadways. Consumers need assurance that they can take charge in the wild when taking a trip with little or no “range anxiety.” Easy access to Level 3 EV charging would  help alleviate with this concern.

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03/15/2022

Financing EV Home Charger Installations and Electrification Upgrades

4 MIN. READ

Home charging is now in reach for EV owners. To accelerate the transition to EVs, the federal government, the majority of states and some municipalities are offering incentives to help offset the costs for buyers. This article will explore charging options, costs, and other considerations of implementing a home EV charging solution.

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03/10/2022

How long does it take to charge an electric car at a public charging station?

4 MIN. READ

Media attention on government plans to build an infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. highways may have heightened range anxiety in those considering EVs.

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03/03/2022

Opportunities and Risks in Multifamily EV Charger Station Installations

5 MIN. READ

The recent surge in demand for electric vehicles is only the beginning of a much bigger trend. It is clear that the demand for electric cars will continue to grow rapidly. EV charging can provide new revenue streams, increase resident satisfaction and add value to your property.

Read More
03/01/2022

Electrification Service Trends to Expect in 2022

4 MIN. READ

The electrification market has been growing at a fast pace. There are many opportunities to explore for drivers, commercial fleet managers, service technicians and more. Read on to learn more about the future of electrification.

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02/24/2022

Key Considerations When Installing an EV Charger

4 MIN. READ

As electric vehicles (EV) become more popular, EV charging units are being installed in buildings all around the world. Installing an EV charger is not like plugging in a blender. It is an advanced electrical interface.

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02/22/2022

5 Common Objections to Commercial Fleet Electrification

4 MIN. READ

Commercial fleets are finally in a position where a transition to zero-emission EVs isn’t only an environmental consideration, but also a possible financial boon.

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02/18/2022

What Net Zero Means for Electrical Contractors

4 MIN. READ

Most of the world’s governments made serious commitments to net-zero emissions amid the worldwide pandemic. Almost 20 months into it, we have already seen enormous changes and growth in the renewable energy industry. The trends show no signs of stopping, either.

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02/15/2022

Exciting Prospects of EV Trucks for Commercial Fleets

5 MIN. READ

Automakers are now focusing production toward medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and their potential for electrification. This is especially exciting news for fleet managers who are already transitioning light-duty vehicle fleets to electric.

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02/11/2022

Increase Driver Productivity During Commercial Fleet Electrification

3 MIN. READ

Fleet electrification is a crucial step towards eliminating carbon emissions. However, benefits don’t stop there. This investment is an opportunity to rethink your fleet management process.

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02/08/2022

Energy Storage Batteries Can Power Your Home and Future

6 MIN. READ

Adopting clean energy solutions, such as newer energy storage batteries and an electric vehicle, is a huge step toward eliminating your fossil fuel dependence. And it is now more possible than ever.

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02/03/2022

A Look at New Electric Vehicle Model Rollouts

7 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are taking the U.S. automotive market by storm. New model rollouts seem to be announced monthly, and major auto manufacturers have finally joined the race to net zero.

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02/01/2022

Fleet Electrification Can Help You Meet Commercial ESG Goals

5 MIN. READ

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals are increasingly becoming a factor in long-term corporate sustainability programs.

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01/27/2022

How to Choose an EV Charger That is Right for You

4 MIN. READ

EV charging is increasingly becoming a daily part of life for many Americans, Canadians and drivers elsewhere around the globe. Understanding the basics of chargers will help ensure a smooth experience of owning and using an EV.

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01/25/2022

Auto Shows and EVs - Where the Auto Industry Is Heading in 2022 and Beyond

5 MIN. READ

Slick designs, single-pedal driving, no tailpipes, re-emerging from the pandemic to embrace the future of electric vehicles (EVs) – that’s what 2021 auto shows were all about.

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01/11/2022

A Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy Transition

5 MIN. READ

Sustainability is not just about governments and corporations. Regular homeowners are increasingly making decisions that help reduce carbon emissions and make the world a greener place. Luckily, the average person can do a lot to make their home more sustainable with electrification and renewable energy.

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12/21/2021

Get Electrified for the Holidays and Save: Electrification Trends, Tax Credits and More

5 MIN. READ

The end of the year is always a great time to think back and reflect on recent accomplishments. And for those who want to adopt some new resolutions, why not look into reducing one’s environmental impact? Thanks to new technologies and a growing range of options, committing to electrification can help reduce your carbon footprint and build a better future.

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12/07/2021

Traversing the Country in Your EV - Planning your trip with electric charging stations in mind

6 MIN. READ

Long-distance vacations are a common electric vehicle (EV) travel concern. However, times are changing. Smooth EV travel regionally and even long-distance treks are possible now! Drivers just need to prepare ahead to find electric charging stations and ensure a successful vacation or outing.

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11/30/2021

Incentives for Electric Vehicle Drivers

4 MIN. READ

Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

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11/23/2021

Electrification Kicks Into High Gear with All-Electric Trains, Boats and More

6 MIN. READ

A massive transformation is taking place in transportation of all kinds as the world seeks to reduce carbon emissions. Spurred on by major innovations in electric motors and batteries, the world is pushing to go all-electric as early as 2030.

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11/18/2021

Bidirectional At-Home EV Charging Drives Long-Term Value for Commercial Fleets

4 MIN. READ

For fleet managers, electrification requires careful consideration of costs and value. One thing to consider is the value you can create with the electric grid itself. With innovations like bidirectional charging, an EV charging infrastructure can unlock value in more ways than one. Here’s what you need to know about asset management and electrification.

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11/11/2021

Why You Should Switch to an Electric Vehicle: Incentives for EV Drivers

4 MIN. READ

Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

Read More
11/04/2021

Smart Home Trends — An Opportunity for Electrical Businesses

5 MIN. READ

Homeowners are embracing the new paradigm of smart, automated homes. It’s the electrical planner’s job to ensure that houses are connected, which means taking care of much more than what the job has traditionally entailed.

Read More
10/26/2021

Are You Positioned for Growth in Renewable Energy? A Checklist for Electrical Contractors

5 MIN. READ

Savvy electrical contractors are reaping tremendous rewards by expanding their services in the renewable energy field by learning that embracing new technologies such as solar integration with battery storage in renewable energy is a lucrative undertaking.

Read More
10/21/2021

Why EV Fleets Adopt Overnight At Home Charging for Drivers

4 MIN. READ

A recent J.D. Power study showed that while the bulk of electric vehicle (EV) drivers will likely rely on home charging for the majority of their miles, they do not know it yet. Recent trends in electrification show a strong push for overnight at home charging.

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10/14/2021

How to Improve Profit Margins as an Electrical Contractor

5 MIN. READ

Electrical contractors are already under pressure due to certain material shortages such as steel and copper, and the trend isn’t looking up. However, there are proven ways to save money on electrical equipment that should help you improve profit margins and stock up before certain supplies become hard to find.

Read More
10/05/2021

Fleet Managers - Which EV Charging Strategy Is Right for You?

5 MIN. READ

Electrifying your fleet requires a sound EV charging strategy. Cost, time and convenience are important considerations for building a fleet that is ready to hit the road every morning with a full charge. There are different options to explore, including public EV charging stations and investing in your own infrastructure.

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09/28/2021

5 Ways for Electrical Contractors to Reliably Increase Profit Margins in 2021

5 MIN. READ

2021 has the potential to make or break electrical contractors, given how we’re experiencing both a growth in demand and increasing shortages in electrical supplies and qualified personnel. This is why businesses need to carefully think about their strategy and find reliable ways to increase profit margins in order to come out on top in the next decade. Take a look at a few tips to start you off on the right foot.

Read More
09/21/2021

Why At-Home EV Charging Is a Gamechanger for Business Fleet Vehicles

6 MIN. READ

As the benefits of transitioning your company’s fleet vehicles to electric continue to grow, making sure that your employees don’t have to spend all day at a charging station is crucial. At-home EV charging enhances productivity throughout the day, and with the right strategy, you can guarantee that all employees start their day fully charged.

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09/14/2021

How Qmerit Helps Home Based Fleet Managers Take Control of EV Charger Installations

3 MIN. READ

While the EV fleet transformation has been limited to larger vehicles, the electrification of light fleet vehicles is catching up as EV charger installations at home allow drivers to wake up to a full battery and hit the road without heading to a centralized facility first.

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09/09/2021

Train Your Contractors in EVs and Emerging Technologies for More Electrification Jobs

5 MIN. READ

While most electrical contractors are on board with the renewable energy transition, they often don’t know where to start with their workforce.  Help your employees deliver new services and tap into emerging technologies for the growing market of electrification jobs.

Read More
09/07/2021

Handling EV Driver Reimbursements With At-Home EV Fleets

5 MIN. READ

Over the past decades, we have gotten used to gas station cards, mileage allowances and similar solutions for driver reimbursement. But now how do we handle EV driver reimbursements?

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08/31/2021

Helping Your Customers Go Electric: EV Charger Installation Opportunities for Contractors

5 MIN. READ

In a unique situation, all auto companies are starting to embrace electric vehicles (EVs). This presents EV opportunities for electrical contractors, enabling them to find new clients in this emergent market.

Read More
08/24/2021

EV ROI Considerations for Distributed At-Home Fleets

6 MIN. READ

Affordable emission-free electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer a sci-fi prospect. Fleet managers across the nation are experimenting with different ways to introduce EVs into their businesses.

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08/17/2021

How to Become an Electrification Leader in Your Local Market

6 MIN. READ

Take the right steps in adapting your electrical company to lead the change in your local market, before everyone else catches up.

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08/10/2021

The Severe Electrician Shortage in America of 2021: Is there an end in sight?

7 MIN. READ

Finding skilled workers remains a challenge for many industries. But what’s behind the shortage, and what’s changed? Here’s an overview of the current state and what you can expect the future to look like.

Read More
08/03/2021

NEMA 14-50 and GFCI Breakers — Connecting EV Charging Stations

4 MIN. READ

Recent amendments to the electrical code increase the need for ground fault protection when using NEMA 14-50 outlets and introduce new complications into the process of installing these outlets.

Read More
07/28/2021

Trends in EV Policies and Regulations That At-Home Fleet Managers Should Know About

5 MIN. READ

Take a look at this overview of federal and local EV policies that fleet managers should know about on their path to electrification.

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07/21/2021

What you need to know about electrification licenses and permits as an electrical contractor

4 MIN. READ

Equipped with an understanding of green licenses and permits, you can open your business to contracts in various niches. This includes at-home EV charger station installations.

Read More
07/13/2021

EV Charging Installation 101 - What electrical contractors should know

6 MIN. READ

As electric vehicles (EVs) grow in popularity and entire commercial fleets adopt them, electrical contractors are looking to offer solutions for this new customer base.

Read More
07/06/2021

Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Fleet Electrification While Upgrading Your Distributed Fleet to EV

6 MIN. READ

Fleet electrification is gaining popularity as new energy efficiency initiatives are rolling out. But so far it hasn’t been an easy or streamlined process.

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06/30/2021

Finding New Roles for Electrical Contractors in Emerging Green Energy

5 MIN. READ

Like a massive destructive wave, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe full force in 2020 but the demand for electrical contractors remains strong, and new opportunities are plentiful.

Read More
06/01/2021

When Are the EVs Coming?

6 MIN. READ

While the EV market has been growing for years, 2021 is poised to be the year where electric vehicles become mainstream.

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05/03/2021

This Unique Contractor Scoring System Selects the Best EV Charging Station Installers

5 MIN. READ

The ABC’s of EV charging stations and installation options.

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05/03/2021

GM Makes a Big Step Toward Electrification

5 MIN. READ

General Motors announced their plans to put “Everybody In” an electric vehicle with the introduction of Ultium Charge 360.

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07/30/2019

A Harvard Business Publishing Case Study: Qmerit and Schneider Electric Partner to Increase Innovation

5 MIN. READ

Schneider and Qmerit’s joint venture was so successful for both companies that Qmerit received a particular call-out in a case study about Schneider Electric published in the Harvard Business School Review.

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05/10/2019

Top 5 Takeaways From the NYC Formula E Race

3 MIN. READ

As the dominoes continue to fall in favor of Electric Vehicle advancement, we can see from a business standpoint that we should keep a close eye on the EV industry.

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09/12/2018

Intro to Level 1 and Level 2 EV Charging at Home

3 MIN. READ

Are you considering switching to an Electric Vehicle?  Ever wondered how you charge an EV at home?

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04/07/2022

Guide to EV Charging, Battery Storage and Bidirectional Charging

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are here to stay. So, the industry will need to address the challenge of battery storage to meet the demand for EV charging units. This guide will walk you through the EV charging industry and arm you with the information you need.

Read More
03/03/2022

Opportunities and Risks in Multifamily EV Charger Station Installations

5 MIN. READ

The recent surge in demand for electric vehicles is only the beginning of a much bigger trend. It is clear that the demand for electric cars will continue to grow rapidly. EV charging can provide new revenue streams, increase resident satisfaction and add value to your property.

Read More
03/01/2022

Electrification Service Trends to Expect in 2022

4 MIN. READ

The electrification market has been growing at a fast pace. There are many opportunities to explore for drivers, commercial fleet managers, service technicians and more. Read on to learn more about the future of electrification.

Read More
02/18/2022

What Net Zero Means for Electrical Contractors

4 MIN. READ

Most of the world’s governments made serious commitments to net-zero emissions amid the worldwide pandemic. Almost 20 months into it, we have already seen enormous changes and growth in the renewable energy industry. The trends show no signs of stopping, either.

Read More
11/04/2021

Smart Home Trends — An Opportunity for Electrical Businesses

5 MIN. READ

Homeowners are embracing the new paradigm of smart, automated homes. It’s the electrical planner’s job to ensure that houses are connected, which means taking care of much more than what the job has traditionally entailed.

Read More
10/26/2021

Are You Positioned for Growth in Renewable Energy? A Checklist for Electrical Contractors

5 MIN. READ

Savvy electrical contractors are reaping tremendous rewards by expanding their services in the renewable energy field by learning that embracing new technologies such as solar integration with battery storage in renewable energy is a lucrative undertaking.

Read More
10/14/2021

How to Improve Profit Margins as an Electrical Contractor

5 MIN. READ

Electrical contractors are already under pressure due to certain material shortages such as steel and copper, and the trend isn’t looking up. However, there are proven ways to save money on electrical equipment that should help you improve profit margins and stock up before certain supplies become hard to find.

Read More
09/28/2021

5 Ways for Electrical Contractors to Reliably Increase Profit Margins in 2021

5 MIN. READ

2021 has the potential to make or break electrical contractors, given how we’re experiencing both a growth in demand and increasing shortages in electrical supplies and qualified personnel. This is why businesses need to carefully think about their strategy and find reliable ways to increase profit margins in order to come out on top in the next decade. Take a look at a few tips to start you off on the right foot.

Read More
09/09/2021

Train Your Contractors in EVs and Emerging Technologies for More Electrification Jobs

5 MIN. READ

While most electrical contractors are on board with the renewable energy transition, they often don’t know where to start with their workforce.  Help your employees deliver new services and tap into emerging technologies for the growing market of electrification jobs.

Read More
08/31/2021

Helping Your Customers Go Electric: EV Charger Installation Opportunities for Contractors

5 MIN. READ

In a unique situation, all auto companies are starting to embrace electric vehicles (EVs). This presents EV opportunities for electrical contractors, enabling them to find new clients in this emergent market.

Read More
08/10/2021

The Severe Electrician Shortage in America of 2021: Is there an end in sight?

7 MIN. READ

Finding skilled workers remains a challenge for many industries. But what’s behind the shortage, and what’s changed? Here’s an overview of the current state and what you can expect the future to look like.

Read More
08/03/2021

NEMA 14-50 and GFCI Breakers — Connecting EV Charging Stations

4 MIN. READ

Recent amendments to the electrical code increase the need for ground fault protection when using NEMA 14-50 outlets and introduce new complications into the process of installing these outlets.

Read More
07/21/2021

What you need to know about electrification licenses and permits as an electrical contractor

4 MIN. READ

Equipped with an understanding of green licenses and permits, you can open your business to contracts in various niches. This includes at-home EV charger station installations.

Read More
07/13/2021

EV Charging Installation 101 - What electrical contractors should know

6 MIN. READ

As electric vehicles (EVs) grow in popularity and entire commercial fleets adopt them, electrical contractors are looking to offer solutions for this new customer base.

Read More
06/30/2021

Finding New Roles for Electrical Contractors in Emerging Green Energy

5 MIN. READ

Like a massive destructive wave, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe full force in 2020 but the demand for electrical contractors remains strong, and new opportunities are plentiful.

Read More
05/03/2021

This Unique Contractor Scoring System Selects the Best EV Charging Station Installers

5 MIN. READ

The ABC’s of EV charging stations and installation options.

Read More
05/26/2022

Increase Your Home Energy IQ and Upgrade Your Electrical System With a Smart Panel

4 MIN. READ

Many homeowners are investing in electrification or switching to driving an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. But many homeowners miss the opportunity to get the benefits of upgrading their home’s power system with an electrical panel that has smart features.

Read More
05/24/2022

What's Next for Electrification? How About EV Trucks, Planes and Ships?

3 MIN. READ

When you think about electrification, you probably think about electric cars. But have you thought of electrified logistics, services, and public transit vehicles?

Read More
05/20/2022

Keep Your EV and Charger Safe From Harm With Surge Protection

4 MIN. READ

Today’s modern technology is vulnerable to power surges. Protection from surges is also an important consideration when installing an at-home charger for an electric vehicle (EV). The right device will protect your EV, charger and home electrical system from over-voltage.

Read More
05/18/2022

How the '70s Oil Crisis Led to the First EVs on the Roads

4 MIN. READ

The current race to find cleaner sources of energy echoes another event. Fifty years ago, an oil embargo caused businesses and consumers to rethink their fossil fuel consumption and explore alternatives. This historical event saw the creation of the first electric cars in a century.

Read More
05/12/2022

Common Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

4 MIN. READ

Whether you’ve purchased an electric vehicle (EV) or are still considering it, you’ve likely heard about the supposed drawbacks and disadvantages of trading in your gasoline-powered car for an electric one. Driving an EV is different from driving a conventional

Read More
05/10/2022

5 Benefits of an At-Home EV Charging Station Installation

5 MIN. READ

You love driving your electric vehicle, but probably do not like having to search for or wait at a public charging station. You’ve probably want to install an EV charging station at home but aren’t completely sure what all the benefits would be. For a homeowner or a multifamily resident, the value of an EV charging station installation and having the freedom to charge at home increases daily!

Read More
05/05/2022

A Quick Guide for New EV Owners

3 MIN. READ

The number of electric vehicle (EV) owners is increasing rapidly. With gas prices so high and a plethora of new car models from which to choose, that trend will only accelerate. If you’re among the many new EV owners, there are some things you should know. This blog highlights a few essential tips.

Read More
05/03/2022

Bidirectional charging: What is it and What are the Benefits for EV drivers?

4 MIN. READ

Bidirectional charging is a relatively new benefit of electric vehicles (EVs), but it’s intriguing, transforming your EV into a home power source and a way to save money. Going bidirectional can save or even make money while benefiting the environment and ensuring additional peace of mind in a power disruption.

Read More
04/28/2022

How Long Does It Take to Charge a Car Battery With a Portable Charger?

3 MIN. READ

The battery is a component you’ll find in both EVs and gas-powered cars. However, the function of the battery in these two applications is very different. While an EV battery acts as the primary source of power, the battery of a gas-powered vehicle provides the initial electricity burst needed to crank the engine.

Read More
04/26/2022

How Many Amps Are Required for a Level 2 Charging Station?

3 MIN. READ

As a new electric vehicle (EV) owner, you’ve most likely realized that the Level 1 charger (charging cord) delivered with your car is too slow for daily use. And driving to a Level 3 charging station can be inconvenient. So what is the solution? Installing a Level 2 charging station in your home is often the best option.

Read More
04/22/2022

So, About That Level 1 Charger That Came With Your New Electric Vehicle...

2 MIN. READ

Your new electric vehicle (EV) came with a “power cord” known as a Level 1 charger. You may ask if all Level 1 chargers are the same or what the best Level 1 EV charger is. In reality, all Level 1 chargers are similar, so asking which is the best is a bit of a trick question.

Read More
04/20/2022

A Complete Guide to Electrification

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar panels are the first things that come to mind when electrification comes up. However, homeowners can explore other options to adopt a sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle while lowering energy costs.

Read More
04/15/2022

Power Your Home and Car With Sunlight, Even at Night

4 MIN. READ

Home solar panels have come a long way in efficiency and represent one of the most common forms of renewable electricity. However, their immense strength may be their biggest weakness. When the sun goes down or a storm rolls in, your power stops being generated, but your energy needs are still there. So, how do you ensure your fridge keeps running and your electric vehicle (EV) can be charged at any time? Energy storage technologies are the answer.

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04/07/2022

Guide to EV Charging, Battery Storage and Bidirectional Charging

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are here to stay. So, the industry will need to address the challenge of battery storage to meet the demand for EV charging units. This guide will walk you through the EV charging industry and arm you with the information you need.

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04/05/2022

What Is Involved In Whole Home Electrification?

3 MIN. READ

The shift from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources has accelerated the home electrification movement. As a result, many homeowners are converting their homes to go fully electric, saving money and the environment in the process. Here’s what you should know about electrification and what it could mean for your home.

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03/31/2022

The Current State of the EV Industry and What Comes Next

4 MIN. READ

The electric vehicle industry is growing at a rapid pace with automakers actively expanding their EV lineup, federal incentives supporting the development of strong charging infrastructure, and consumers opting for greener forms of transportation.

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03/29/2022

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Getting an EV Home Charger (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

5 MIN. READ

Savvy consumers take the time to research before they make big purchasing decisions. Asking the right questions and going to the right source are essential. Deciding to join the electric vehicle (EV) revolution involves more than picking the vehicle. Before you take the plunge into the EV world by installing an EV home charger, this guide aims to answer all of your EV questions.

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03/24/2022

What to Do When You Need to Charge More Than One Car at Home

4 MIN. READ

With many U.S. cities at or quickly approaching two vehicles per household, the need for a comprehensive home EV charging solution has grown significantly. As drivers purchase and find value with their first electric vehicle (EV), it is reasonable to expect they will see the advantage of adding additional EVs.

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03/22/2022

How Long Does It Take to Charge an EV at Home?

4 MIN. READ

The first question every prospective electric vehicle owner asks is: How long does it take to charge an EV? At-home charging gives EV owners a convenient way of keeping their vehicle’s battery full without making a stop at a public charging station a part of their daily commute.

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03/17/2022

What is a level 3 electric vehicle charger?

3 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular in the mainstream car market and are starting to flood American roadways. Consumers need assurance that they can take charge in the wild when taking a trip with little or no “range anxiety.” Easy access to Level 3 EV charging would  help alleviate with this concern.

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03/15/2022

Financing EV Home Charger Installations and Electrification Upgrades

4 MIN. READ

Home charging is now in reach for EV owners. To accelerate the transition to EVs, the federal government, the majority of states and some municipalities are offering incentives to help offset the costs for buyers. This article will explore charging options, costs, and other considerations of implementing a home EV charging solution.

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03/10/2022

How long does it take to charge an electric car at a public charging station?

4 MIN. READ

Media attention on government plans to build an infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. highways may have heightened range anxiety in those considering EVs.

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02/24/2022

Key Considerations When Installing an EV Charger

4 MIN. READ

As electric vehicles (EV) become more popular, EV charging units are being installed in buildings all around the world. Installing an EV charger is not like plugging in a blender. It is an advanced electrical interface.

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02/08/2022

Energy Storage Batteries Can Power Your Home and Future

6 MIN. READ

Adopting clean energy solutions, such as newer energy storage batteries and an electric vehicle, is a huge step toward eliminating your fossil fuel dependence. And it is now more possible than ever.

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02/03/2022

A Look at New Electric Vehicle Model Rollouts

7 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are taking the U.S. automotive market by storm. New model rollouts seem to be announced monthly, and major auto manufacturers have finally joined the race to net zero.

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01/27/2022

How to Choose an EV Charger That is Right for You

4 MIN. READ

EV charging is increasingly becoming a daily part of life for many Americans, Canadians and drivers elsewhere around the globe. Understanding the basics of chargers will help ensure a smooth experience of owning and using an EV.

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01/25/2022

Auto Shows and EVs - Where the Auto Industry Is Heading in 2022 and Beyond

5 MIN. READ

Slick designs, single-pedal driving, no tailpipes, re-emerging from the pandemic to embrace the future of electric vehicles (EVs) – that’s what 2021 auto shows were all about.

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01/11/2022

A Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy Transition

5 MIN. READ

Sustainability is not just about governments and corporations. Regular homeowners are increasingly making decisions that help reduce carbon emissions and make the world a greener place. Luckily, the average person can do a lot to make their home more sustainable with electrification and renewable energy.

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12/21/2021

Get Electrified for the Holidays and Save: Electrification Trends, Tax Credits and More

5 MIN. READ

The end of the year is always a great time to think back and reflect on recent accomplishments. And for those who want to adopt some new resolutions, why not look into reducing one’s environmental impact? Thanks to new technologies and a growing range of options, committing to electrification can help reduce your carbon footprint and build a better future.

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12/07/2021

Traversing the Country in Your EV - Planning your trip with electric charging stations in mind

6 MIN. READ

Long-distance vacations are a common electric vehicle (EV) travel concern. However, times are changing. Smooth EV travel regionally and even long-distance treks are possible now! Drivers just need to prepare ahead to find electric charging stations and ensure a successful vacation or outing.

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11/30/2021

Incentives for Electric Vehicle Drivers

4 MIN. READ

Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

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11/23/2021

Electrification Kicks Into High Gear with All-Electric Trains, Boats and More

6 MIN. READ

A massive transformation is taking place in transportation of all kinds as the world seeks to reduce carbon emissions. Spurred on by major innovations in electric motors and batteries, the world is pushing to go all-electric as early as 2030.

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07/30/2019

A Harvard Business Publishing Case Study: Qmerit and Schneider Electric Partner to Increase Innovation

5 MIN. READ

Schneider and Qmerit’s joint venture was so successful for both companies that Qmerit received a particular call-out in a case study about Schneider Electric published in the Harvard Business School Review.

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11/18/2021

Bidirectional At-Home EV Charging Drives Long-Term Value for Commercial Fleets

4 MIN. READ

For fleet managers, electrification requires careful consideration of costs and value. One thing to consider is the value you can create with the electric grid itself. With innovations like bidirectional charging, an EV charging infrastructure can unlock value in more ways than one. Here’s what you need to know about asset management and electrification.

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11/11/2021

Why You Should Switch to an Electric Vehicle: Incentives for EV Drivers

4 MIN. READ

Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

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08/31/2021

Helping Your Customers Go Electric: EV Charger Installation Opportunities for Contractors

5 MIN. READ

In a unique situation, all auto companies are starting to embrace electric vehicles (EVs). This presents EV opportunities for electrical contractors, enabling them to find new clients in this emergent market.

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08/17/2021

How to Become an Electrification Leader in Your Local Market

6 MIN. READ

Take the right steps in adapting your electrical company to lead the change in your local market, before everyone else catches up.

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08/03/2021

NEMA 14-50 and GFCI Breakers — Connecting EV Charging Stations

4 MIN. READ

Recent amendments to the electrical code increase the need for ground fault protection when using NEMA 14-50 outlets and introduce new complications into the process of installing these outlets.

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07/13/2021

EV Charging Installation 101 - What electrical contractors should know

6 MIN. READ

As electric vehicles (EVs) grow in popularity and entire commercial fleets adopt them, electrical contractors are looking to offer solutions for this new customer base.

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06/01/2021

When Are the EVs Coming?

6 MIN. READ

While the EV market has been growing for years, 2021 is poised to be the year where electric vehicles become mainstream.

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09/12/2018

Intro to Level 1 and Level 2 EV Charging at Home

3 MIN. READ

Are you considering switching to an Electric Vehicle?  Ever wondered how you charge an EV at home?

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05/03/2021

This Unique Contractor Scoring System Selects the Best EV Charging Station Installers

5 MIN. READ

The ABC’s of EV charging stations and installation options.

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05/10/2019

Top 5 Takeaways From the NYC Formula E Race

3 MIN. READ

As the dominoes continue to fall in favor of Electric Vehicle advancement, we can see from a business standpoint that we should keep a close eye on the EV industry.

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03/01/2022

Electrification Service Trends to Expect in 2022

4 MIN. READ

The electrification market has been growing at a fast pace. There are many opportunities to explore for drivers, commercial fleet managers, service technicians and more. Read on to learn more about the future of electrification.

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02/22/2022

5 Common Objections to Commercial Fleet Electrification

4 MIN. READ

Commercial fleets are finally in a position where a transition to zero-emission EVs isn’t only an environmental consideration, but also a possible financial boon.

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02/15/2022

Exciting Prospects of EV Trucks for Commercial Fleets

5 MIN. READ

Automakers are now focusing production toward medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and their potential for electrification. This is especially exciting news for fleet managers who are already transitioning light-duty vehicle fleets to electric.

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02/11/2022

Increase Driver Productivity During Commercial Fleet Electrification

3 MIN. READ

Fleet electrification is a crucial step towards eliminating carbon emissions. However, benefits don’t stop there. This investment is an opportunity to rethink your fleet management process.

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02/01/2022

Fleet Electrification Can Help You Meet Commercial ESG Goals

5 MIN. READ

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals are increasingly becoming a factor in long-term corporate sustainability programs.

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11/18/2021

Bidirectional At-Home EV Charging Drives Long-Term Value for Commercial Fleets

4 MIN. READ

For fleet managers, electrification requires careful consideration of costs and value. One thing to consider is the value you can create with the electric grid itself. With innovations like bidirectional charging, an EV charging infrastructure can unlock value in more ways than one. Here’s what you need to know about asset management and electrification.

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10/21/2021

Why EV Fleets Adopt Overnight At Home Charging for Drivers

4 MIN. READ

A recent J.D. Power study showed that while the bulk of electric vehicle (EV) drivers will likely rely on home charging for the majority of their miles, they do not know it yet. Recent trends in electrification show a strong push for overnight at home charging.

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10/05/2021

Fleet Managers - Which EV Charging Strategy Is Right for You?

5 MIN. READ

Electrifying your fleet requires a sound EV charging strategy. Cost, time and convenience are important considerations for building a fleet that is ready to hit the road every morning with a full charge. There are different options to explore, including public EV charging stations and investing in your own infrastructure.

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09/21/2021

Why At-Home EV Charging Is a Gamechanger for Business Fleet Vehicles

6 MIN. READ

As the benefits of transitioning your company’s fleet vehicles to electric continue to grow, making sure that your employees don’t have to spend all day at a charging station is crucial. At-home EV charging enhances productivity throughout the day, and with the right strategy, you can guarantee that all employees start their day fully charged.

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09/14/2021

How Qmerit Helps Home Based Fleet Managers Take Control of EV Charger Installations

3 MIN. READ

While the EV fleet transformation has been limited to larger vehicles, the electrification of light fleet vehicles is catching up as EV charger installations at home allow drivers to wake up to a full battery and hit the road without heading to a centralized facility first.

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09/07/2021

Handling EV Driver Reimbursements With At-Home EV Fleets

5 MIN. READ

Over the past decades, we have gotten used to gas station cards, mileage allowances and similar solutions for driver reimbursement. But now how do we handle EV driver reimbursements?

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08/24/2021

EV ROI Considerations for Distributed At-Home Fleets

6 MIN. READ

Affordable emission-free electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer a sci-fi prospect. Fleet managers across the nation are experimenting with different ways to introduce EVs into their businesses.

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07/28/2021

Trends in EV Policies and Regulations That At-Home Fleet Managers Should Know About

5 MIN. READ

Take a look at this overview of federal and local EV policies that fleet managers should know about on their path to electrification.

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07/06/2021

Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Fleet Electrification While Upgrading Your Distributed Fleet to EV

6 MIN. READ

Fleet electrification is gaining popularity as new energy efficiency initiatives are rolling out. But so far it hasn’t been an easy or streamlined process.

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