The market for plug-in electric vehicles is growing every month, so owners of apartments, condos and coops also are adding EV charging to their properties.
Eighty to ninety percent of EV charging happens at home, which makes it critical for multi-unit dwellings to include EV charging solutions.
market for plug-in electric vehicles grows every month – and with it, the need for more places to charge. Residents are increasingly requesting electric vehicle charging stations be available in the multi-family properties they call home – or want to call home. Today’s apartments, condos and coops need to include charging solutions to keep up with this fast-changing market.
We offer EV charging solutions for new developments and older developments, including the ability to use multiple charging stations to maximize the power a building may have available.
By intelligently allocating power among EV chargers we’re generally able to use the existing power available in older developments and increase a property’s charging capacity.
Sustainability is a powerful marketing tool that can be used to attract new residents to multi-family developments. Providing EV charging is a top priority for developers creating today’s multi-family homes.
EV Charging in Multifamily Developments provides many benefits, including:
Whether residents and guests at your multi-family dwelling share or use assigned parking, we have an EV charging solution that will work for you.
installing electric vehicle charging equipment in multi-family housing, such as condos, townhomes and apartment communities, is both exciting and challenging.
Suggested steps for multi-unit residential communities as they prepare to offer EV charging include:
1. Conduct A Survey
A survey, or poll, is a great way to determine how many people in your multi-family community are considering buying or already own plug-in.
2. Contact us to explore your options
We will help you learn what your options are, including what types of plug-in vehicles are on the market, what charging technologies are available, the costs involved, and business models for providing EV charging. Charging stations for electric vehicles, also referred to as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), range from stand-alone units that are open to all residents and guests if guests have access to the parking area served by EV chargers, to networked chargers with user ID and payment options.
Networked EV chargers can offer:
EV chargers may be installed indoors or outdoors, and mounted to a wall, pole, ceiling or floor, and enclosed in a lockbox, depending on site-specific needs. We offer a wide array of charging options for commercial and residential charging.
3. List Needs And Challenges
Every multi-family development has community-specific needs and potential challenges, which can include:
4. Determine the Scope
We will assist you in determining the scope of your vehicle charging project, including:
5. On-site Evaluation Coordination
We will visit the site to go over the scope of the project and answer any project requirement questions. As part of the evaluation, we will calculate power loads, determine whether existing electric panels need to be upgraded or replaced, and whether your utility company needs to upgrade electric service or install new electric meters. We will coordinate with your utility company for project design review and any needed on-site visits.
Once the quote is approved, we will handle all the details of installing your new EV charging stations, including:
7. Communicate Your Charging News!
Let your residents know the great news that you have new plug-in electric vehicle charging stations available for their use and the details around use such as access, billing and charger locations. They will be glad you’re offering EV charging to them!