The capital cost to install a six-vehicle direct current fast charging station having 50 kW connector outputs can range from $382,500 to $389,500.

The U.S. Department of Energy's evaluation of the 2011 EV Project.

Made Public Date
10/18/2017

13

Nationwide
United States

13

Nationwide
United States
Identifier
2017-00381
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Summary Information

Since the introduction of publicly accessible direct current fast charging (DCFC) systems during the EV Project in 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy and others have conducted surveys on deployment and use of DCFC equipment. The EV project deployed over 100 DCFC that used the CHAdeMO charging standard, which was included on all participating Nissan Leaf vehicles, adopted by Japanese automakers. The EV project installed DCFC in eight states in both metropolitan areas and along transportation corridors in rural areas.

System Costs

DCFC complexes without energy storage or photovoltaic systems:

  • Capital costs for a DCFC complex with a six-vehicle charging capacity and maximum 50 kW unit power output is estimated to be $382,500 when deployed in a community setting and $389,500 when deployed along a corridor. The monthly operating costs are $13,791 when deployed in a community setting and $14,229 when deployed along a corridor.
  • Capital costs for a DCFC complex with a six-vehicle charging capacity and maximum 350 kW unit power output is estimated to be $1,721,500 when deployed in a community setting and $1,728,000 when deployed along a corridor. The monthly operating costs are $41,725 when deployed in a community setting and $42,893 when deployed along a corridor.

DCFC complexes with energy storage or photovoltaic systems:

  • Capital costs for a DCFC complex with a six-vehicle charging capacity and maximum 50 kW unit power output is estimated to be $502,000 when deployed in a community setting and $574,000 when deployed along a corridor. The monthly operating costs are $13,571 when deployed in a community setting and $14,221 when deployed along a corridor.
  • Capital costs for a DCFC complex with a six-vehicle charging capacity and maximum 350 kW unit power output is estimated to be $1,636,500 when deployed in a community setting and $2,030,500 when deployed along a corridor. The monthly operating costs are $28,558 when deployed in a community setting and $34,428 when deployed along a corridor.
System Cost

Capital costs for a six-vehicle DCFC station: $382,500-$389,500