EV drivers that are also homeowners have the luxury and convenience of charging their vehicles at home. But what about EV charging for multi-family properties? With more drivers switching to EVs, does it make sense for apartment owners to install chargers on their properties?
We’ll take a look at these questions and more.
Benefits of EV Charging for Apartments
Offering apartment EV charging for tenants and their visitors come with benefits. It helps you attract new tenants and retain your current ones. EV drivers looking for an apartment will often skip properties that aren’t offering on-site charging. Without chargers, you are potentially losing prime renters.
Did you know the property value increase with EV chargers? The infrastructure also keeps you current with state and federal right to charge laws. With the right EV charging software and financing, you can start offsetting installation costs and even make a profit within a few months.
Apogee Charging Solutions offer financing options for your entire EV charging project. From products to installation, we have a financing option to fit your needs. To speak with one of our EV charging specialists about financing you upcoming EV charging project, schedule a call that fits your need by clicking the button below.
Finding the Right EV OS Partner for Apartments
You want a cloud-based operating system integrated into your EV chargers to simplify your charging solution. You can easily tailor the chargers to meet the specific needs of your tenants and the property.
Solutions like our Noodoe EV OS, make setting up and managing your chargers a breeze. It also simplifies things for drivers. The operating system automizes payments ensuring drivers can always plugin.
With two operating systems geared towards EV charging for multi-family properties, apartment owners and managers can find the Noodoe EV OS that’s best for them.
Virtual Prepaid Cards for EV Drivers
Noodoe OS makes apartment EV charging easy for owners and drivers with virtual prepaid cards. Similar to prepaid phone cards, apartment managers hand the cards out to tenants who deposit funds into the account.
Using the free Noodoe app, EV drivers can use their cards at the apartment complex or anywhere else they need to plugin. When the card is empty, EV drivers can purchase another one from their complex.
Offer a Postpaid Billing Membership
Some EV drivers prefer paying a monthly bill over other payment methods. Our Noodoe EV OS can also accommodate their EV owners with a postpaid billing membership.
The operating system will create unique codes for the members, operating the account from the Noodoe app. The system tracks drivers’ usage, automatically sending the reports to the property manager. At the end of the monthly billing cycle, EV drivers submit their payments.
It’s a simple way for managers and drivers to track and pay for charging.
How to Choose EV Chargers for Apartments
You know you want EV charging for your apartments, but what type do you need? The type of charger depends on the kilowattage you want, along with available electricity from the power grid.
How you are planning on installing the charging infrastructure is something else to consider. Unless you are only getting free-standing models, you will need to decide where you are placing the mounts.
Which Apartment EV Charging Station is Right for the Complex
Most EV drivers charge their vehicles overnight which saves you money on charger costs. Apartment complexes can bypass the more expensive fast-charging DC units. AC-based EV chargers are slower, but they are also noticeably less expensive.
Drivers will still wake up to a fully charged battery, and you save money on overall charging unit costs.
Mounting the chargers refers to where the units are being placed. Some apartment complexes have designs that make it easy to mount EV chargers along a wall or on a rooftop parking lot.
Other properties are more complex, but we have multiple mounting solutions that can be customized to fit your needs. The chargers can be mounted on existing pillars or installed on a pedestal.
Take Advantage of Rebates for EV Charger Installation
Apartment managers and owners will want to take advantage of any rebates offered at local, state, and federal levels. Some EV chargers also come with rebates, and you may find additional savings through your energy provider.
Apartment EV Charging with Apogee Charging Solutions
Having EV chargers for apartments is no longer a luxury. It’s something current and future tenants are looking for in a multi-unit complex.
Contact us today to see how we can help your complex meet the needs of its tenants. To speak with an Apogee Charging Solutions expert about EV charging for multi-family properties, call 484-816-2076, email [email protected], or you can schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.