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Charging at Apartments, Condos, or Townhomes

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Much of our population lives in a multifamily building, and this presents several challenges to fueling electric vehicles that are not encountered in a single family home.

EV Support provides several different options that can be tailored to your particular situation and building.  We will recommend a product and/or system that is best suited to meet the goals of drivers and building managers.

Electrical capacity used to be a prominent limiting factor for many existing buildings but there are now several technological solutions available from a variety of providers.  We will help you choose the one that is the best fit.

Of course, the best time to plan for this is before construction of the building begins.  We can work with your architect or engineer to ensure that sufficient electrical equipment and capacity is part of the plan.

If you are in an existing building we will do the analysis and cost estimates to help you come up with a solution, if you do not have a plan already.  It can sometimes be quite a challenge to get power to the parking spaces of EV owners but we will work with you to find the best routes.  You  may need a load study to determine how much power is available.  We can provide 30-day load studies, or you can request one from your utility.

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Electric Vehicles and Building Codes

Building  and Electrical Codes are have begun to include requirements for future EV charging infrastructure, and some require EV charging stations.  These requirements are on the increase as our society begins the process of eliminating fossil fuel usage for transportation.  Ask us about the latest code changes that are on the horizon.  We are in touch with the code-making councils and can let you know what to expect when your project permit is approved.

Because buildings last a long time, it behooves us to plan for the not-too-distant future.  It can be very expensive to retrofit even a new building for EVSE, so go beyond the codes and ensure that future occupants will be able to drive emission-free.

The best time to ask for our advice is during the initial planning stages of a project.  We are always available to provide information and consultation to:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Builders
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Developers
  • Project Owners
  • Residents and tenants
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