Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference West

Find out how multifamily development and investment groups are utilizing innovations like Chargie’s EV charging solution to future-proof their multifamily portfolios. Chargie CEO Zach Jennings will be speaking with fellow industry experts on how to effectively stay ahead of future demands.

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Chargie’s Turnkey Solution

At Chargie, we specialize in finding the best programs to plug into to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Learn more about our turnkey solution.

The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. Our 99% availability means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care provides drivers and clients the support they need at every turn. Reach out to learn more.

 

Houston Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference

The Rise of EV Charging: 5 Things You Need to Know

Join Chargie and real estate developers, owners, managers and more as they discuss trends in the Houston multifamily market and what’s to come. Chargie SVP of Business Development Chris Vargas will take the stage to share the key things stakeholders need to know about EV charging’s role in the future of multifamily.

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Chargie’s Turnkey Solution

At Chargie, we specialize in finding the best programs to plug into to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Learn more about our turnkey solution.

The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. Our 99% availability means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care provides drivers and clients the support they need at every turn. Reach out to learn more.

Multifamily Owners and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: The Race Is On

This article originally appeared on Commercial Observer.

Electric vehicles have traditionally been defined by range anxiety: the fear of running out of power midway through a trip. But the real challenge for increased EV adoption, according to Zach Jennings, the CEO of apartment-focused charging startup Chargie, is charging anxiety. Drivers simply want to know there’s a reliable place to plug in when they need it.

Providing that reliability is going to be a central infrastructure challenge for California, which supercharged its own EV ambitions with an announced ban on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles starting in 2035. Last week, New York announced it would do the same by 2035 and other states are expected to follow.

Supported by a web of renewable energy targets and regulations around electric trucks, the Golden State’s electrification target has created an all-hands-on-deck feeling, as EV charging firms look to aggressively expand.

But to meet the goal of electrifying the transportation sector, the state will need to look beyond high-end EV owners with their own charging arrangements at home and provide infrastructure for renters, especially in lower-income neighborhoods. And apartment owners will face the dilemma of how and when to install chargers on their properties.

More than half of California’s residents rent, and therefore lack easy access to at-home chargers or Tesla’s Supercharger network. Historically, the focus on expanding the charging network has been on houses — 85 percent of EV owners live in single-family homes — as well as commercial corridors and office parking lots. Apartments represent a tricky, but necessary, part of the charging network, especially in Los Angeles, which set a goal of 80 percent of new vehicle sales being electric by 2028.

“EV owners and purchasers of the past decade have tended to be white, high-income males who have access to home charging,” said Garrett Fitzgerald, senior director of electrification for the Smart Electric Power Alliance, a nonprofit that helps utilities deploy clean energy. “Charging infrastructure is primarily in areas where that demographic lives and primarily not where other demographics live.”

This massive infrastructure investment will be a significant challenge for apartment owners and landlords, who will need to balance installation costs for chargers and the potential need for new electrical capacity (which can run up to six figures per apartment building to install), as well as a myriad business models and potential partners offering webs of incentives.

The apartment industry wants to embrace electrification and electric vehicles, Karen Hollinger, senior vice president of strategy for multifamily giant AvalonBay, said in a webinar last summer. But it’s tough when buildings have already been built, and owners and operators need guidance from experts to navigate this shift. Building owners and operators aren’t up to date on new incentives and technology in the fast-moving, evolving sector.

“We are going to spend billions of dollars nationally on charging infrastructure in the next five years,” said Fitzgerald. “And, if we’re not intentional about it, we will make those charging deserts worse, and we will unlikely address issues.”

There’s an industry perspective that EV owners tend to be wealthier and more desirable tenants, and that adding chargers increases the value of the apartment asset. Yet, it can still be hard to make the upfront investment, especially years before it may be viewed as a necessary amenity for tenants. Multifamily EV charging is also a tougher sell to third-party vendors and operators because of a lack of a critical mass of users.

“For multifamily dwellings, we’re kind of in a nascent stage of starting to set up charging facilities in these buildings,” said F. Noel Ferry, founder of Next 10, a California-based think tank.

Overall, apartment owners will need to wade through these questions, as well as the installation, software, and hardware options, to find what works.

There’s yet to be a silver bullet solution that helps all apartment owners in all circumstances. Free charging, said Jennings, has already become less popular, as early experiments cost landlords thousands of dollars per station. Heather Hochrein, CEO and founder of EVMatch, which operates a network of private charging stations, says that the markets for software and hardware for EV charging are still “the Wild West.”

“It just gets complicated,” Fitzgerald says. “Landlords don’t want to be in the business of selling EV charging; they don’t want to own an expensive charger and sell power to drivers. It’s just one more thing outside of their core business.”

The demand from renters is predicted to grow significantly in coming years. The growing number of electric vehicle models on the market, and the slowly shrinking price of a new EV, is starting to provide more moderately priced options within reach of more rental households. And new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act and other laws, as well as the recently passed California budget and support from the California Energy Commission can help. Jennings and others argue that now is the time to seize the moment before the market matures and incentives are phased out.

For instance, Southern California Edison, which serves roughly 15 million people, set aside $436 million for a program to install 35,000 charge ports, focused on disadvantaged communities, with 30 percent of that earmarked for multifamily homes. Available advisory services also help owners navigate the different products and building policies around charging. Even with the incentive — $3,500 per port at a new building and $1,450 for a renovation — and help covering any related infrastructure upgrades, owners may need to put in more funding to bring their electrical systems up to par.

Southern California Edison expects to run out of these funds by the end of the year; it has twice as many applicants as it can serve. Apartment owners still need more clarity about long-range incentives and how they work, Hollinger said, so they can plan further ahead to make large investments in capital expenditures.

There’s plenty of room for progress. A 2021 study by the California Energy Commission found the state would need 1.2 million public chargers by 2030 to meet the fueling demands of 7.5 million plug-in electric vehicles. Another state estimate suggested multifamily chargers will need to account for roughly 10 percent of the total. Current progress pins the total number of chargers in the state at just shy of 80,000 as of early this summer, far from sufficient.

“A lot of the costs of these projects are labor costs, ripping up parking lots and laying conduit,” said EVMatch’s Hochrein. “I don’t think these installations are going to get cheaper as time goes on.”

Equity issues also hamstring installation. Newer, luxury apartments, now charging record rent in many cases, can afford to install new chargers and see it as a way to attract wealthy renters. More affordable housing has thinner margins and fewer resources.

Older apartments — including Los Angeles’ famous dingbat buildings of the postwar period, a style found in other Sun Belt areas — often lack the electrical infrastructure to install chargers. Newer buildings are covered by state building code requirements to pre-wire 10 percent of parking spots so it will later be easier to install chargers. Retrofitting surface or garage parking can range from $2,000 to $10,000 per spot, and multifamily dwellings, especially small ones, don’t have a lot of parking to begin with, so EV-only spaces further crowd small lots or garages.

Some advocate for more software and tech solutions to serve as a bridge and expand the charging potential of a limited number of plugs. Especially as EVs take off in Southern California, the increasing need for multiple chargers at every site will require tech to manage the energy load. Firms like EVMatch offer subscriptions services, so property owners can help more drivers utilize limited charging infrastructure. Chargie, which has installed chargers at hundreds of apartment buildings, offers load-management software to distribute and load-manage limited power bandwidth to multiple vehicles. Four chargers become 16, for instance, with vehicles slowly powering up overnight.

Others are testing additional technology solutions, including installing batteries and solar panels so building owners could theoretically offer charging without incurring steeper electricity costs. Chargie is testing this option in Los Angeles, one more potential innovation for a market that’s still in flux and running out of time.

“We used to have some time to figure it out,” said Fitzgerald. “But, now, the market is moving so quickly that we don’t have any time left to figure it out. And we need to figure that out now.”

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans Approved for all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico

On September 27, 2022, only a couple weeks after the initial wave of approvals, the Biden-Harris Administration announced it has approved the country’s remaining Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans ahead of schedule. With this official go ahead, states can now begin tapping into the $5 billion of NEVI funding that’s available over five years. This is a historic step toward meeting the country’s transportation electrification and climate change goals.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, these approved funds can be used for a variety of EV charging projects, including:

  • Upgrade of existing and construction of new EV charging infrastructure
  • Operation and maintenance costs of these charging stations
  • Installation of on-site electrical service equipment
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Workforce development activities
  • EV charging station signage
  • Data sharing activities
  • Related mapping analysis and activities

In an official press release issued by the USDOT, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said “America led the original automotive revolution in the last century, and today, thanks to the historic resources in the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re poised to lead in the 21st century with electric vehicles.”

Each state’s submitted plan and newly updated approved status can be viewed here.

How Chargie can help

At Chargie, we specialize in navigating federal, state and local funding programs to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Learn more about our turnkey solution.

The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. Our 99% availability means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care provides drivers and clients the support they need at every turn.

What is the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program?

Established and funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program provides crucial funding to states to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout communities and along important transportation corridors. The program’s $5 billion slated to be available over five years represents not only significant investment in infrastructure, but also a firm commitment to meeting the country’s climate goals. According to a statement from the administration, the program investment is intended to “accelerate the adoption of EVs, reduce emissions, improve air quality, and create good-paying jobs across the country.”

To take part in the program, states were required to submit their first-year deployment plans by August 1, 2022, outlining strategies for using their allocated shares of NEVI funding. These plans are required to be updated each year. Once approved, a state may begin accessing its share of allotted funds for eligible EV infrastructure projects.

Approval of First 35 State Plans

On September 14, 2022, the USDOT announced the approval of 35 plans submitted by States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico:

Arizona Arkansas
California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware
District of Columbia Florida
Georgia Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi
Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Hampshire
New Mexico North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico Rhode Island
South Dakota Tennessee
Utah Washington
Wisconsin

The USDOT anticipates having plans from all remaining states reviewed by September 30, 2022. Each state’s submitted plan and approval status can be viewed here.

How Chargie can help

At Chargie, we specialize in navigating federal, state and local funding programs to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Learn more about our turnkey solution.

The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. Our 99% availability means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care provides drivers and clients the support they need at every turn.

California EV Charger Rebates and Incentives

Did you know that a wide range of  ev charger rebates and incentives can completely cover or significantly reduce the costs of purchasing and installing electric vehicle (EV) chargers at a commercial or multifamily property? A number of federal, state and local programs exist to offset costs, grow the country’s charging network, and promote the adoption of EVs. As a result, many Chargie clients have 100% of their project costs covered.

California Leads the Nation

When it comes to growing EV ownership, California leads the way. In February 2022, the state announced it surpassed “1 million plug-in electric cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and motorcycles sold in California – more than the total sales in the next 10 states combined.” Given this rapid growth, it follows that funding for chargers to power these vehicles is a crucial part of California’s plan for the future.

Here are some of the programs available to multifamily and commercial properties within the state. More information about these programs can be found here.

Statewide

  • California Energy Commission

Northern California

  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) – Charge!
  • Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) – FutureFit Assist

Central California

  • San Joaquin Valley – CALeVIP
  • San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District – Charge Up!

Southern California

  • Anaheim Public Utilities (APU)
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) – Charge Up LA
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) – Power Your Drive
  • Southern California Edison (SCE) – Charge Ready

The details of each program vary and are subject to change based on funding availability. To stay plugged in on new rebates and program updates, subscribe to Chargie’s emails.

Applying for Rebates and Incentives

The process of applying for these rebate and incentive programs can be complex. Property owners will need to have a solid understanding of the programs they are eligible for, the documents required and the electrical capabilities of their buildings. A few things to note:

  • Projects are often required to have a clear plan for installation, which includes charger layout designs, permits, construction schedules, testing procedures and more. Chargie’s turnkey solution handles every step of the process.
  • Some rebates and incentives can be combined, maximizing funding for a particular project. Chargie’s Programs Team can assist in determining which programs can be stacked together.
  • Program funding won’t last forever and is often issued on a first come, first served basis so interested property owners should act quickly.

How Chargie Can Help

At Chargie, we specialize in finding the best programs to plug into to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Learn more about our turnkey solution.

The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. Our 99% availability means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care provides drivers and clients the support they need at every turn.

 

Can Weather Temperatures Affect EV Range?

As consumers transition to daily life with an EV, knowing what can affect an electric car’s range and performance is essential. For those living in more extreme climates, the weather can play a significant role in their EV ownership. Both extreme cold and extreme heat affect how much power your electric car will use, the efficiency of its charging, and overall performance. Knowing how the weather can impact an EV’s performance and range will help owners better prepare for daily commutes and road trips.

How Cold Temperatures Affect EV Range

Reduced EV Range

According to Consumer Reports, cold temperatures can reduce an unplugged EV’s range by about 20%. This loss is caused primarily by the added demand needed to heat and maintain the interior temperature of the car. This may seem pretty drastic but when comparing this to gas powered vehicles, which can see up to a 24% reduction in fuel efficiency when driving in the same conditions, it’s not too far off from the norm.

Extended Charging Times

Cold weather can also increase the time needed to charge your EV. In a study observing the charging times of EV taxis in New York, after 30 mins of charging on a DCFC (50kwh) in 32 degree temperatures, EV owners saw a drop of 36% in the amount charged as compared to charging in 77 degree temperatures. Under the coldest conditions, EVs charged up to 3 times slower than at warm temperatures (77 degrees).

How Hot Temperatures Affect EV Range

Reduced EV Range

Using the air conditioning doesn’t affect range as much as the heater does but can still play a significant factor. In 95 degree heat, an EV’s range can be reduced by up to 17%. When compared to gas powered vehicles, EV’s have the edge. Gas powered vehicles can see up to a 25% decrease in fuel efficiency due to running the AC and keeping the engine cool in the same conditions.

An EV’s performance and range tend to be affected greater by the cold than the hot but knowing these effects can help drivers set expectations and plan accordingly when traveling to or living within these conditions. Here are some tips to help EV owners driving in extreme temperatures.

Tips on Protecting Your EV Range from Extreme Weather

Prepare While Plugged In

Since the heating and cooling systems are the biggest draws on power during extreme temperatures, start the temperature control process before you leave. With your car plugged in, run the AC or heater until your car is comfortable. This will help save range on your commute.

Plan Your Route

While the above step will certainly help, it will be more critical to plan your trips during the seasons with extreme temperatures. Be conservative when estimating your range while you learn how your vehicle reacts to varying weather conditions. Be sure to leave with a good charge and map out charging stations on your route.

Find Good Parking

Give your vehicle some protection from the weather. Park in a garage or under cover whenever possible. A spot shaded by a tree or in a garage can offer some protection from the sun to keep cabin temperatures lower. In cold temperatures, parking inside an enclosed parking structure can help keep your EV warmer and shield it from cold winds and snow.

Chargie EV Charging Stations

Chargie is building the most consistent EV charging network by a mile. The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. No matter the weather, our 99% network uptime means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care gets you the support you need at every turn.

At Chargie, we specialize in finding the best programs to plug into to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Reach out to learn more.

How to Use an EV Charging Station: A Step-by-Step Guide

As a new EV owner, you’ll be making the shift from stopping at a gas pump to powering up at an EV charging station. This new practice is designed to be easy and seamless, and you’ll find charging stations conveniently located in places you already park. Below is a step-by-step guide to using a Chargie charging station.

How Do I Locate EV Charging Stations?

The network of EV charging stations is rapidly expanding across the country in places consumers live, work and play. For example, Level 3 fast chargers can often be found along major transportation corridors, getting drivers back on the road as quickly as possible. Even more conveniently, Level 2 chargers are increasingly being installed at multifamily communities and commercial properties to give drivers a place to power up their EVs while at home or the office.

Need chargers where you live or work? A great place to start is by putting in a request to your property manager’s office – they can work with turnkey providers like Chargie to leverage local rebate and incentive programs to install EV chargers at little to no cost.

How Do I Charge My EV?

The experience of charging an EV is typically straightforward and seamless but may vary slightly by car or charging station. Below, you’ll find some simple instructions on how to charge your EV at Level 2 and Level 3 Chargie charging stations.

Level 2 Chargers (J1772 Plug)

  1. Plug in your car.
  2. Use the Chargie mobile app to scan the QR code or enter the 5-digit station ID to start your charge. If you’re at a station with an RFID reader, you can tap your RFID tag instead.
  3. End your charging session by simply unplugging your car or ending your session remotely through the Chargie app.

Level 3 Chargers (CSS and CHAdeMO Plugs)

  1. Choose your plug type and plug in your car.
  2. Provide a payment method by following the instructions on the payment terminal to start your charge.
  3. End your charging session by simply unplugging your car, scanning your original payment method, and pressing stop.

Pro tip: Tesla drivers can use Chargie charging stations through the use of a J1772, CSS, or CHAdeMO adapter.

How Do I Pay for EV Charging?

Paying for EV charging sessions on a Chargie charger can be done either through the Chargie App or through a payment terminal located on the charger.

Pay through the App

Payment for charging sessions through the Chargie App will be taken from the driver’s preloaded account balance.

Payment Terminal

If using a Chargie charger with a payment terminal, a valid payment method must be presented to the payment terminal to initiate the charging session. Upon completion of the charging session, the payment method previously provided will be charged for the energy consumed.

How Do I Get Help Charging My EV?

If you have any questions or concerns when using a Chargie charger, our 24/7 customer care is here to help. You can contact Chargie Support through the Chargie app, via the Support Website, or through email at support@chargie.com.

Chargie EV Charging Stations

Chargie is building the most consistent EV charging network by a mile. The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. Our 99% network uptime means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care gets you the support you need at every turn.

 

EVs on the Rise in the Lone Star State

The growing number of electric cars on the road today is undeniable. This upward trend is sure to continue at exponential rates as major car manufacturers like Ford, Chevy, and Toyota expand their lines of fully electric vehicles. While this growth in EV drivers was initially propelled by California and other states on the west and east coasts, we are now seeing demand rise elsewhere.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in 2021, Texas was ranked third for EV car registrations compared to other states. Registrations almost doubled compared to 2020 and more than tripled compared to 2018. With this rapid growth in EV ownership, Texas property owners, specifically commercial and multifamily property owners, need to prepare for the increasing EV charging demand from residents, tenants and visitors.

Lower Costs by Installing Today

Property owners often assume installing proactively to prepare for future demand will cost more, when installing EV chargers today is often the most cost-effective strategy. In recent news, Texas has allocated over $400 million in federal funding for EV charging station installations. This, along with other local, state, and national EV charger rebate and incentive programs, will allow building owners to offset large portions, if not all, of the costs associated with installing chargers at multifamily and commercial properties. Having EV chargers will soon be a necessity rather than a luxury, and because these programs won’t last forever, owners need to take advantage as soon as possible to reserve funding. This is where Chargie can help. Chargie ensures properties are ready for the EV evolution by helping property owners save money on the installation and managing the EV charging infrastructure.

Get Started with Chargie

At Chargie, we specialize in finding the best programs to plug into to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Reach out to learn more.

EV Charging Trends Multifamily And Commercial Properties Should Consider

This article originally appeared on CleanTechnica.

Enticing tax credits, expanded car model options, and high gas prices are all contributing to an increased number of consumers making the switch from a gas vehicle to an EV. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports survey shows that more than a third of Americans would “definitely” or “seriously” consider buying or leasing an EV if they were to buy a car today. For property owners and managers, that means the time to plan for EV charging infrastructure is now. Depending on your property type and the needs of your residents, tenants and guests, here are a few things to consider.

Most Charging Happens at Home and Work

Studies show the vast majority of EV charging happens on the “bookends” of a driver’s day, or periods where a car will already be parked for prolonged amounts of time. Since these long stretches happen while drivers are sleeping or working, it follows that plugging in at home and at the office has major advantages. This ensures they wake up or return to a fully charged car without disruptions to their daily schedules. For multifamily and commercial properties, this means the availability of reliable EV chargers is not just a nice-to-have, but a vital factor for retaining and attracting residents and tenants.

Faster Isn’t Always Better

When it comes to choosing EV charging stations, many property owners assume the main priority is how fast a station can fully charge an EV. But faster isn’t always better. Since most charging takes place at home and work – locations where drivers dwell for hours at a time – fast charging solutions may not always be necessary for a property. At buildings where cars are parked for several hours at a time, such as multifamily communities and office properties, stations with longer charge times are often more cost effective and align better with the everyday needs of drivers. In these cases, property owners can consider Level 2 chargers, which utilize a 240-volt power source and fully charge a vehicle over several hours.

Fast Charging Has a Place in the Mix

Depending on the car and battery, Level 3 charging stations, or DC fast chargers (DCFC), can fully charge a vehicle in about 30 minutes. While Level 3 chargers may not always be necessary at “bookend” locations, it doesn’t mean they don’t have their place. For commercial spaces with retail tenants, the speedier charge time offered by these stations could be a better fit for their visitors’ on-the-go needs. Fast chargers are also a great addition to properties along major transportation corridors, allowing people to power up cars quickly while on road trips or other lengthy commutes.

Ideally, a property’s EV infrastructure strategy should match the needs of its residents, tenants and guests. For some, this may mean Level 3 charging hubs for maximized convenience. For others, it means a mix of charging options to accommodate a wider range of needs. Finding the right balance can make all the difference in efficiently meeting the demands of the ever-growing EV driver population.

DCFC Charger plugging in EV
Level 3 DC fast chargers

Rebates and Incentives are Available to Offset Costs

The good news for properties is many rebate and incentive programs are available to fund the purchase and installation of EV charging stations around the country. The application process can be complex and lengthy, but the work is well worth the reward – thanks to federal, state and local programs (including incentives from utility providers), qualifying properties can have most or all of their costs for EV charger projects covered. Like similar programs of the past, these rebates and incentives won’t last forever. Taking advantage of these incentives early and quickly is the best route for multifamily and commercial property owners that qualify.

Chargie Can Streamline the Process

Developing an effective EV infrastructure plan and navigating the world of rebates and incentives doesn’t have to be difficult. Providers like Chargie make the process easy and turnkey by designing and installing the chargers, maximizing available incentives and handling ongoing maintenance and operation of the stations. Chargie’s 99% network uptime ensures chargers are available and reliable when drivers need them most, and its Customer Care team offers 24/7 technical and account support.

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