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Does My Land Qualify for EV Charging?

Updated: Jan 8


photograph of two electric vehicles charging

As the world becomes increasingly eco-conscious, the demand for electric vehicles (EV) has skyrocketed and will continue to grow over the coming decade. Not only are traditional fuel sources becoming more expensive, federal and local governments have introduced tax incentives for consumers to purchase electric vehicles over traditional vehicles. As such, the demand for EV charging stations is also increasing, with more and more charging stations being constructed across the United States frequently.



What are EV Charging Stations?


An electric vehicle charging station is a device that links an electric vehicle to an electricity source for recharging electric cars, neighborhood electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids. Certain charging stations offer advanced functionalities like smart metering, cellular capability, and network connectivity, while others provide more basic features.



EV Charging Land Requirements


Similar to battery storage sites, EV Charging sites do not require large properties. However, location and proximity to electrical infrastructure is crucial.


Acreage

Properties as small as just half of an acre can be suitable for an EV Charging site.


Location


The location of your land plays a crucial role in determining its eligibility for EV charging. Properties located near highways and places where people park their vehicles for extended amounts of time (movie theaters, restaurants, golf courses, shopping centers) are ideal for EV Charging sites. There are extra incentives available for EV Charging companies to develop charging stations on Tribal Lands and on EV Corridors, making these properties even more attractive to developers.


Electrical Infrastructure


The closer that a property is to transmission lines and substations, the better a property could work for an EV charging site. Ideally, the property will be located within 2 miles of a substation.



Lease or Sell Your Land for EV Charging with LandGate


Energy developers are actively looking to lease and purchase properties for EV Charging sites across the country. Are you interested in making money on your land? LandGate's free property report provides free lease and sale estimates along with valuable data-driven insights to help you determine the best potential opportunity for your land.



Although the property report does not provide EV Charging lease estimates yet, it does provide information about a property's proximity to electrical infrastructure, buildable acreage, and more to help you determine your property's suitability for an EV Charging site. The property report provides property owners with an EV Site Score that ranges from 0-100- the higher this number, the better the property could potentially work for an EV Charging site.


Screenshot of LandGate's EV Charging Site Score Data





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