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How to Safely Convert Your EV Dealership and Avoid Pulling the Plug on EVs!

With Ford Elite Certified requirements, the EV Dealership conversions have begun.

How do you safely convert your dealership and avoid the hidden mistakes that can have

you pull the plug on your EV Dealership? Stress from timelines placed on EV

transitions may have relegated the time for dealerships to evaluate some of the risk.

Fortunately, we’ve evaluated three primary risks that companies can avoid:

1. Exposure to energy fees such as demand/facility kW related fees.

2. Tax strategies that miss crucial Tax Credits to offset high costs of infrastructure.

3. Power outages, blackouts, brownouts from grid instability.

Understanding the Problem:

EV Chargers have one of the most challenging uses of energy to deliver. One 240kW

DCFC Chargers typically uses 2-3 times more energy than your medium to large-scale

dealership. In order to understand the scale of energy needs we need an appreciation

of the nuances of EV Charging. For example, EV Chargers operates on or off, with full

output and no gradual increase, creating surges in power demand. EV Charges also

operate in series with other chargers which result in even high demands, if all are

operating simultaneously. Further, existing utility feeders need enlargements and

baseline powerplants must be built or replaced to accommodate the EV Transition. In

full, infrastructure can take up to 5 to 8 years to accomplish.

The Misconception:

The primary misconception is that grid-tied Fast Energy chargers are the best or only

way to operate your dealership EVSE’s. Grid-tied Fast Energy is convenient but

expensive. Charging strategies that are directly grid-tied create higher cost for projects,

provide limited tax strategies, high demand kW-related fees during standard business

hours (Peak Rates) and stress on the grid.

The Technology Approach and Benefits:

Your approach with technology to this problem makes a difference. MGES EV-Energy

Storage System (ESS) technology provides key energy solutions for operating your EV

chargers safely with real advantages:

1. MGES EV-ESS incorporates simultaneous charging/discharging technology,

allowing dealers to operate efficiently during peak demand hours. Energy for EV

chargers comes from the MGES EV-ESS rather than the power grid, creating low-

cost off-peak energy during peak demands.

2. MGES EV-ESS is categorized as a renewable energy source, allowing dealers to

apply uncapped 30% Federal Tax Credits and MACRS tax strategies,

significantly offsetting project cost.

3. High ROI through energy savings and tax credit/strategies applied.

4. Expandable Infrastructure – including adding future Solar and Generators to

increase energy independence.

5. Stored energy inside of the ESS becomes a reliable source of backup energy

during power outages and blackouts.

MGES cares about your Dealerships:

MGES is an energy services company that has been supporting automotive dealers

with energy-related technologies since 2011. We are a strong supporter and preferred

vendor of the MADA for over 8-Years. Our approach and technologies are from the

energy perspective and have been modified specifically for EV dealership operations.

MGES cares about your Dealerships and long-term stability.

*MGES will assist in adapting existing projects to take advantage of Energy Storage

System benefits without disruption to existing contracts, as well as service your full

Turnkey project needs.

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