We have had a significant increase in electric vehicle (EV) owners requesting our help with getting and installing EV chargers within their condo or apartment garages and shared parking lots. This can be an extremely frustrating endeavor for everyone involved.
EV owners want to enjoy their electric vehicle, but if they live in a condo or apartment, changing their EV could pose a huge problem. When living in a multi-family dwelling, it is not so easy to just have an EV charger installed.
Below, the experts at Apogee Charging Solutions walk you through a few challenges and solutions you might face trying to have EV chargers installed in your garage. We also share an EV Adoption Letter Sample Template that you can easily edit and send to your building manager or HOA.
EV Chargers for Multifamily Dwellings
Multifamily dwellings have a tough time when it comes to EV charging. You could be faced with issues like:
- Deeded parking spaces
- Shared parking spaces
- Indoor and outdoor parking
- Underground garages
- Who pays for the chargers?
- Who is allowed to install changes?
- Is the electrical infrastructure able to handle EV charging?
All of these concerns are ones that we at Apogee Charging Solutions have faced and overcome before! So all hope is not lost. You can continue to read more, or you can schedule a call with one of our EV charger experts for a one-on-one Q&A.
EV Chargers for Condos – Deeded Parking
There are many different types of scenarios that you may come across when considering how to enable EV charging for deeded condo parking spots. But with the Noodoe operating system, EV charging for condos with deeded parking spaces just got a whole lot easier. We would work with your condo or homeowners association to design a charging strategy that benefits everyone.
With our advanced EV charging operating system, a charger can be assigned to a specific condo. Now, the condo or homeowners association can itemize electricity costs for condo owners and design a payment structure that works for them.
Or another option, condo owners can access a personal charging account. The deeded parking spot owner can setup customized billing and manage their own charger themselves. This option is less work for the condo association and gives most of the control over to the condo owner.
There are many other options for deeded condo parking. We understand that not every situation is the same, but with our EV charger experts, rebate and incentive pros, installation specialists, and our customizable operating system, Apogee Charging Solutions can offer a solution to fit your condos specific needs.
We understand this can be confusing, and you have a lot more questions. You are probably also wondering who pays for the charger or the installation? While our blogs are designed to answer a lot of your questions, we understand that sometimes you just want to ask someone. You can schedule a call with one of our EV charger experts, and they can walk you through a lot of different scenarios. Trust us, we have heard it all!
EV Chargers for Apartments – Deeded Parking
EV charging for apartments with deeded parking spaces works the same way as the condo charging. The only real difference is we will work with the property manager instead of the homeowner’s association.
With our EV charging operating system you can setup a user specific account, allowing drivers to charge vehicles in assigned parking spots. In this scenario, we work with the apartment manager and the apartment owner pays a small monthly fee for the user account, along with their energy usage. The account automatically reimburses the property manager for the energy usage. There is no need to worry about keeping track of another monthly bill.
Community Charging with the Noodoe OS
Our EV charging accounts even work with community charging. There may be limited EV charging infrastructure in your neighborhood, but you can still track your payments and fees. Your account can even save you a place in line, ensuring your vehicle is charged when you need it. Updates on when the station is available is another perk with your account.
In this scenario we would work with property managers or HOA to provide guidance on how to install EV charging stations, setting energy usage rates, and policies regarding access to the stations. Keep in mind, there can be a big difference in charging payment structures between private and public charging networks.
Write an EV Adoption Letter to Your HOA or Property Manager
With over 80% of electric vehicle charging happening at home and work, it makes sense for multi-family communities to invest in an EV infrastructure. It benefits everyone, but it is not always easy to put into words. When you are trying to convince your HOA or property manager about the benefits of EV charging, you suddenly become tongue-tied.
Don’t worry, we are here to help. We can help you craft a letter that gets your message across. You can even have other community members sign. It shows there is a valid reason for EV charging stations to be installed.
Here’s an example of what you want your letter to say. Feel free to use this.
Dear insert HOA or property owner’s name,
I insert your name living at insert your address and would like to compliment you and the team for their timely and courteous service throughout the name of the complex or community. It is why I am coming to you with my current situation.
I am or becoming the owner of an electric vehicle but am concerned with its charging needs. Sustainability is important to me, and I know that you also try to run a green community. Installing EV charging stations is a step towards a sustainable future, but it also benefits everyone in the present.
I am enclosing a few reasons why you should install EV charging stations for the residents of our community.
Electric cars are becoming more common
I am not the only resident or potential one that is worried about climate change. We are trying to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint. A recent poll indicated that 83% of drivers are planning to switch to electric vehicles. It means that more of our community will need EV charging infrastructure.
People want to live in a community that reflects their values
As I previously mentioned, I was drawn to your community for its values. It applies to other residents as we transition to electric vehicles. I hope that you will continue your commitment to an environmentally friendly community. Adding charging stations will keep me and others here and attract like-minded individuals.
Rebates are available
You may end up spending nothing to install EV charging stations in our community. State, federal, utility, and manufacturer rebates can offset the cost. In addition, I pay for the energy usage. You may spend a little out-of-pocket, but you also collect revenue from the charging stations. I found this helpful link on rebates and incentives: Investing in EV Chargers – Tax Credits, Rebated and Incentives.
I hope you will consider the benefits of adding EV charging stations. It is something that benefits you and the community. If you have questions about my proposal, you can reach me at insert phone number. Or if you have questions about electric vehicles and charging stations, you can reach out to Apogee Charging Solutions at 484-816-2076 or email [email protected]
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Insert your name
Community Name if applicable
EV Chargers from Apogee Charging Solutions
If you are trying to get EV charging stations implemented in your community, please feel free to copy our EV adoption letter example. We would also be happy to jump on a call with you and your HOA or property manager to answer any EV charger questions that you may have.