ABM Deploys EV Charging Network

A woman using an ABM EV charging station

(Credit: ABM)

by | Oct 24, 2023

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ABM has launched the rollout of its electric vehicle charging system and network, powered by its cloud-based software.

The network has 30,000 chargers installed to date, and the charging network also offers customers customizable options and solutions. The network covers charger equipment, installation, maintenance, and upgrades that aim to serve both drivers and facility owners.

The majority of the ABM EV charging network installations have been in private commercial settings. ABM said it is one of the largest providers of facility services and solutions industries, including commercial office buildings, universities, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues, and more.

EV Evolution

The rollout of the network comes as more EVs are hitting the United States market in the coming years. Infrastructure is key to advancing the transition to EVs, and the current state of EV charging infrastructure isn’t quite living up to demand just yet. According to a recent survey from J.D., EV growth may be stifled by the frustrating public infrastructure, with one in five public charging attempts failing. Additionally, EV owners are increasingly dissatisfied with public Level 2 charging. Level 2 charging offers a higher rate of charging, reducing charging time.

“As America continues its path toward an electric future, intelligently connected infrastructure will be a critical enabler to keep up with the demands of a rapidly growing user base,” Mark Hawkinson, president of technical solutions for ABM, said in a statement. “As one of the nation’s largest providers of custom EV solutions, including installation, management, and maintenance, we provide a unique perspective on how the EV ecosystem needs to function to better serve customers and enhance value to owners and operators.”

ABM Network Features

Facility owners and operators can use the network and integrate such as customer loyalty programs, entry badges, and parking systems, and clients like hotels can connect their parking directly to rewards programs. Private operators can also ensure only their customers are using their chargers. The system also supports various payment options, such as cards, QR codes, or an ABM app.

ABM also noted its network offers real-time updates and enhancements to its charging stations, and the company’s experts provide facility review, project mapping, financing, charging equipment, installation, ongoing support, and continuous guidance. Drivers can find charger locations through the ABM EV OS app.

The news comes a year after ABM acquired RavenVolt,  a nationwide provider of microgrid systems. ABM stated it can provide energy and power resiliency through its RavenVolt microgrid solutions.

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