Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure investment is a complex and ever-evolving journey. It requires careful planning, consideration, and expertise to ensure your project runs smoothly, efficiently, and successfully. Many hurdles and pitfalls can derail your EV infrastructure timeline and budget, from site selection to fast-evolving technology and permitting to end-user considerations. This is where an experienced partner can be your competitive advantage to succeed.
In this article, we’ll walk you through three case studies that illustrate your potential challenges in your EV infrastructure investment journey and how having an experienced partner can help you overcome them.
Case Study 1: The Value of Value Engineering
A leader in the manufacturing industry was working with a “can-do” attitude partner for their EV infrastructure investment. And as ideal as this might sound, the company dealt with costly oversights and risks associated with obstacles not identified in the early stages of the project. The project was getting behind schedule and over budget, and the partner’s “can-do” attitude was no longer enough to keep up with the challenges.
The company switched to an experienced partner who could provide value engineering. Value engineering analyzes your project’s design, materials, and construction methods to identify and eliminate unnecessary costs and improve overall efficiency without sacrificing quality.
The new partner quickly identified several issues that the previous partner had missed, such as optimizing the placement of charging stations, improving energy efficiency, and standardizing the EV infrastructure design for scalability. By doing so, they reduced the project’s budget and timeline while improving its overall quality and effectiveness.
- Early identification of issues is one of the most valuable deliverables a partner can provide for you.
- Know the pitfalls and value engineering from there.
- Companies have rigorous manufacturing and branding standards; EV infrastructure design requires a similarly standardized and scalable approach.
Case Study 2: Permitting Done Right
A leader in the retail industry sought permits in California for a site with a significant number of EV charging stations. The company’s strategic partner took a meticulous approach to the permit application process, working closely with the city to ensure all requirements were met.
The partner had specific experience working with the municipality where the project was located, and they understood the permit application process inside and out. As a result, they could provide detailed plans and documentation that made the city’s job easy.
Their permitting expertise helped the company avoid delays and additional costs associated with permit revisions and corrections. By doing so, they could complete the project ahead of schedule, positively impacting their reputation and customer satisfaction.
- Permitting can have a significant timeline impact. Imagine it done right!
- Specific municipality and process experience is a competitive advantage.
Case Study 3: Complex Sites Don’t Have to Be Scary
Building an EV charging site for a specialized fleet of massive trucks can be daunting. A company in the logistics industry faced this challenge head-on and sought an experienced partner’s help to ensure the project’s success. The project’s challenges included designing the space to accommodate the large trucks and determining the optimal battery storage capacity to ensure efficient and reliable charging.
The end-user experience was also a crucial consideration in the project. The charging site needed to be easily accessible and user-friendly for drivers with tight schedules and deadlines. Despite the project’s complexity, the experienced partner managed the project efficiently and effectively.
- Meticulous attention to detail during the permitting process can save time and money in the long run.
- Working with a partner with specific experience in your target municipalities’ permitting processes can be a competitive advantage.
Investing in EV infrastructure requires careful consideration and planning. An experienced partner can be a competitive advantage in navigating the potential hurdles and pitfalls derailing a project’s timeline and budget. The three case studies highlighted in this article demonstrate how having an experienced partner can make a significant difference in the success of an EV infrastructure project.
Partnering with an experienced company can bring numerous benefits, including money, time savings, and a positive reputation. Early identification of issues, value engineering, and meticulous permitting can all save time and money, ultimately boosting the project’s return on investment. Having an expert partner who is well-versed in complex project design and management can ensure that the project meets the company’s unique needs and is delivered on time and within budget.
A successful EV infrastructure project can enhance a company’s reputation, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and innovation. This can be valuable in attracting new customers and investors and enhancing the company’s overall brand image.
SEAM Group: an EV Partner You Can Count On
If you’re looking for an experienced partner to help you navigate the investment journey in EV infrastructure, SEAM Group is here to help. Our team of experts has years of experience in providing customized solutions for clients in various industries. Contact us today to learn how we can help you boost your money, time savings, and reputation with our EV infrastructure services. Let us help you make the most of your investment in sustainable technology.