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If you own, rent or manage multi-family housing, installing plug-in EV charging equipment is a community project.  It may require approval from your home owners’ association (HOA) or property owner. 

Since multi-unit residence installations are often in common areas, it’s important to involve your HOA as soon as possible.

Steps to help get your community plug-in ready

  • Take a poll and see how many people in your community may be buying a plug-in vehicle

  • Learn about the different charging equipment available at or

  • Look at the property layout and potential location of meters, wiring and parking spaces and read the existing rules of placing equipment in common and private areas

  • Come to a consensus on the scope of your charging project with owners, managers and residents

  • Choose a qualified contractor to install the equipment and coordinate an onsite evaluation

  • Install the equipment and spread the news that you live in a community that supports electric vehicles

  • Read this brochure for other helpful details

    Prepping Multi-Units for Plug-in Vehicles

Resources:  EV Charging Guidelines, Decision Guides and Survey Tools

Watch the video: San Diego leading the charge in multi-family/multi-unit EV charging

Case Study: EV charging at downtown San Diego's CityFront Terrace high rise

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