What are the EV charger requirements?

The EV charger(s) must:

  • Be a hardwired Level 2 device.
  • Be new equipment installed for the first time, hardwired on a wall or pedestal mounting at the corresponding site address. Resale units, rebuilt, rented, received from warranty insurance claims, won as a prize or new parts installed in existing units do not qualify.
  • Utilize the SAE J1772 charging connector.
  • Be networked, which is defined as a charger connected to a backend network operations center.
  • Be capable of delivering electricity to a plug-in electric vehicle at a minimum rate of 6.2 kilowatts.
  • Have 1-10 ports per site. A maximum of 10 ports per site location can be rebated by FCIP.
  • Use an open standard protocol as a basic framework for purposes of network interoperability.
  • Be ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • Be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) program for EVSE testing and certification.