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In recent years, Electric Vehicles (EVs) have taken the automotive industry by storm, promising a greener and more sustainable future for transportation. As the demand for EVs continues to rise, so does the need for an extensive and efficient charging infrastructure. One innovative solution that has gained traction is EV Blocks. Partnered with Locke, EV Blocks has created a simple and effective process for installing EV pedestals using the precast concrete base that Locke manufactures. In this post, we will discuss EV Blocks, their benefits, how they coincide with Locke, and their potential to revolutionize the way we power our electric vehicles.


What are EV charging blocks?

EV charging blocks, also known as charging hubs or charging stations, are designated areas equipped with multiple electric vehicle charging points. These blocks can be located in various public spaces such as parking lots, shopping centers, residential areas, and along highways, providing convenient access to charging for EV owners.


For installation, each block is first lowered into a prepared excavation point, the charger cables are installed, the EV charger pole is fixed into place, and finally, the charger is fitted to the device. All EV Blocks have a uniform structure and finish for consistent visual appeal. Because they are manufactured using Locke’s precast concrete, they are ready for installation from the moment they arrive, unlike traditional EV charging bases that must be custom cast on site and can take up to 4 days to cure.



Additional benefits of EV Blocks include:

  • Flexibility – EV Blocks have a universal adaptor plate that allows the below ground infrastructure to be installed before the EV charger has been selected, allowing for flexibility with timing.
    Sizing – The standard EV Block is 22” x 22” and 24” tall, making them ideal for nearly all Level 2 charger installations, as the majority of chargers installed are Level 2.
  • Optimized Land Use – EV Blocks utilize existing spaces effectively. They can be integrated into parking lots, garages, or other unused areas, minimizing the need for additional land allocation.
  • Increased Adoption of EVs – The anticipated widespread availability of EV charging blocks encourages more individuals to switch to electric vehicles, knowing that reliable charging infrastructure is readily accessible. This, in turn, accelerates the transition towards a more sustainable transportation system.


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However, with any new technology, there are always challenges and considerations to keep in mind. Some of these may include:

  • Grid Capacity – Ensuring that the local electrical grid can support the increased need for electricity is a critical consideration when establishing EV Blocks, given that more than 1.5 million charging stations are estimated to be in demand by 2030.
  • Accessibility and Location – Strategic placement of EV Blocks is crucial to maximize their convenience and accessibility for EV owners. Additionally, consideration must be given to those who may not have easy access to private parking spaces.
  • Charging Time – At this point, car charging stations can take up to several hours to charge, which is significantly more than a gas-powered vehicle. This level of inconvenience is a potential barrier to those considering going electric.



EV Blocks represent a significant step forward in building a comprehensive and sustainable charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Their scalability, cost-effectiveness, and user-friendly features make them a promising solution for the growing EV market. As the automotive industry continues its transition towards electrification, investing in and expanding the network of EV Blocks will play a vital role in shaping the future of transportation. By addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities, together, EV Blocks and Locke can pave the way for a more sustainable and eco-conscious world.