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EV Chargers that comply with the Buy American Act

Did you know that APX has years of experience with EV Chargers and EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment)?  Our domestic manufacturing and use of domestic materials also will help you qualify for the Buy American Act requirements of NEVIP federal contracts.

What is the NEVIP?

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVIP) is a program launched by the United States government to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the country. The program aims to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, increase consumer awareness and education about EVs, and promote collaboration between government, industry, and other stakeholders to support the growth of the EV market.

Under NEVIP, the federal government provides funding to states, cities, and private entities to develop and deploy EV charging infrastructure. This includes Level 2 and DC fast charging stations, which can be installed in public places such as parking lots, shopping centers, and rest areas along highways.

The program also supports research and development of advanced EV technologies, including batteries, charging systems, and power electronics. NEVIP is a part of the larger Advanced Vehicle Technology Act, which aims to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs in the clean energy sector.

The Buy American Act

The Buy American Act is a law that requires the U.S. government to give preference to American-made products and services in certain federal procurement contracts. The law requires that the government give preference to “domestic end products” over foreign-made products, as long as the domestic products meet certain criteria.

In the context of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, the Buy American Act applies to federal procurement contracts for charging equipment or related services. If an EV charging project is funded by the federal government and the project is subject to the Buy American Act, the contractor would be required to use American-made products and services to the greatest extent practicable, especially the metals used to create the charger housing and structure.

To be considered a “domestic end product” under the Buy American Act, an EV charger or any other product must meet several criteria. The product must be manufactured in the United States, and at least 50% of the cost of the components and labor used to manufacture the product must be attributable to domestic sources. Most importantly, the metals used to create the enclosure must be US sourced and documented.  Additionally, the final assembly of the product must take place in the United States.

APX as your EV Charger and/or EVSE contract manufacturer

Given our years of experience in building standard and custom electronic enclosures, cabinets and housings, APX is your ideal contract manufacturer for EV Chargers and other EVSE.   Our UL-508a certification and deep knowledge of designing to NEMA 3r and 4x requirements ensures your products will be durable, safe and aesthetically pleasing.  APX currently builds EVSE for dynamic load distribution, charger housings and offers full electrical assembly, finishing, packaging and labeling to your unique requirements.

If you are looking for a turn-key partner to build EV chargers and EVSE that qualifies for the Buy American Act, consider APX.  We retain the mill certificates for the metals that we use and can clearly ensure your product will qualify.  Let’s have a discussion of your needs and how we can partner for a successful future together.

About APX

APX has been designing and building electrical enclosures for 50 years with a specialty in outdoor applications.  APX is the premier manufacturer of US made aluminum traffic enclosures that you see at every intersection with a traffic light.  Inside that cabinet is expensive electronics that control the traffic lights, provide 2-way communications and even talk to your car.   Our expertise is legendary as is our ability to custom-engineer an enclosure to fit your needs.

 

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