mm business isnt too hot either to be fair.
One of the locations I work at just spent millions of dollars expanding a car parking building.
When it was it the design phase, I approached the CEO with a colleague who is familiar EV world (having received awards) about placing some EV charging points for customers. Pointed out costs and grants available to subsidise this.
I also mentioned it would be a good PR exercise to go with all the recycling/green posters scattered around. ie offshoot all the concrete. Good for a puff piece in the local paper several months down the track
Building is finished at 35k per park and I notice there are a couple of standard 240v wall sockets on the wall near a couple of parks.
Contacted the CEO saying great how the power point are there and will signs etc go up offering quick charger for customers.
His reply was it wasnt the businesses role to be a car charging site.
I pointed out that a car connected to a domestic power point uses very little actual power (especially considering the business would use alot of power).
No interested. We are not in business charging EV...
You can blame the electrical codes for some of the above. As the rules for wiring EV chargers are stricter compared to wiring most other things. Worst part is that when the 2018 electrical codes will be mandated. You won't be allowed to connect an EV charger that is supplied via a submains cable, that uses an earth rod at the remote end of the cable, instead of having a separate earth wire as part of the cable. There are going to be lots of outbuildings, garages, and even some main buildings. Which cannot have EV chargers installed, Unless the cables are replaced. Regardless of whether the cables are rated for the load or not.
Maybe they could still provide just a power point. But then the company might not be allowed to make a rule, saying that only EV chargers can be plugged in. EV drivers would also need to bring their own chargers to be able to recharge. And installing a power point instead of a charger. Makes it much harder to prevent unauthorised use of the electricity. And that is before you consider what the health and safety bureaucrats might think of you using loopholes in the rules. And even if you managed to provide EV charging today, You would be running the risk of being forced to stop providing it in the future (which would annoy people even more).
Friends of mine have a large rural property. Their main switchboard and electricity meter is at the end of the driveway. Which also serves their neighbours (separate meters though). If they want to install an EV charger, the 200M long (approx) cable between the switchboard and their house will need to be replaced. Which would be extremely expensive to do, yet provide 0 benefit to safety.