The Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Toolkit

 

The Electric Vehicle Charging Toolkit provides the information you need to initiate your electric vehicle charger installation project.

Interested in installing an electric vehicle charger but not quite sure where to start? The Toolkit provides information about electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, site selection considerations, which approvals may be needed and more. 

 

FAQs

Answering a range of common questions about electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Glossary of Terms

Provides a glossary of the terms used throughout the Toolkit.

Choosing Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
 

Overview of Charging Station Technologies

A brief overview that can help you to decide which charge station(s) might be right for your project, covering:

  • Charging services

  • Types/Levels of chargers

  • Charger Terminology and Descriptions

  • Charger Design and Features

  • Management software and billing services

 

Application of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure by Use Case

Electric vehicle charging stations take many shapes and sizes, and this overview will help you decide what type of charging station is best suited to your charging needs.

 

Getting a Return on Your Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

As an owner of an electric vehicle charge station, there are variety of ways you can benefit from the investment. This information may help you decide how to operate your charging station, covering:

  • Value creation

  • Sources of revenue

  • Charge station operation

Installing EVSE

Site Selection Matrix

This site selection matrix can be used to quantify the feasibility of a potential site for installing EVSE. This can be used to help understand the suitability of your business site for charging or to compare a number of potential commercial charge station sites in an objective way. Simply score each site against the functional and technical criteria set out in the tool and it will output a score and rating.

Overview of Charging System Installation Process

Once you have followed the recommended process in the Site Selection Matrix to select the appropriate site to install an electric vehicle charger, it is now time to commence installation of the charger. The overview of the installation process provides a list of actions to guide you through from site inspection to commission.

Approval Process Guide and Flowcharts

The approval process for a given project will depend on the land use, ownership and scale of the electric vehicle charging station. Use the guide and flowcharts to help you provide the Council with the right information when seeking approval for the charge station installation.

Electric Vehicle Charger: Risk and Hazard Matrix

Like any investment in infrastructure, there are certain aspects to be aware of that may impact upon your installation. This risk and hazard matrix will help you identify the main risks and how to minimise them across the following categories. 

  • Financial

  • Safety

  • Business Productivity

  • Operational

  • Reputation

  • Legal / Regulatory​

Procurement and Installation Planning Checklist

This checklist comprises a step-by-step guide to procurement and installation of your charging station.

 

Charge Station Signage Guide

Publicly accessible charging stations should be easy to find, with clear signage directing electric vehicle drivers to the car park and specific charging bays within. The charge station signage guide provides considerations that may be useful in planning signage for your project.

EV Charging Toolkit

Image credit: Bathurst Regional Council