I’m in the process of getting EV charging stations worked out for my strata. As such, I’ve gone about getting ahold of someone at the COV and had a good call with them today. The EV charging station credit is expected to be reinstated in June/July timeframe.
I suspect this program will fill up quickly, so I wanted to see if there was also interest in VHS to join in. Before you say “I don’t care about EV charging” hear me out, as there are other benefits.
While this isn’t finalized, the expected deal is that this program will pay for 75% of each charging station, up to 4k each station and up to 2 stations per building. Effectively if we want to max it out, we could install a 2-plug station at the back of our building (in the alley) and receive up to 8k toward the install, which includes electrical work.
I hear some of you already “But I don’t want VHS to pay for everyone’s power to charge”. Stations are allowed to be access restricted or metered. The most expensive but lowest maintenance option would be to go with ChargePoint or Flo and they’ll charge us a yearly fee and we can just charge by the hour to recover power and investment cost. Alternatively, we could hack-space it up and ClipperCreek has some charging station hardware that can be enabled through Serial communication. We could make it activate by PayPal donation, bitcoin, Nomos, whathaveyou.
The amount of money a charging station costs is far less than the 4k, but most of that is intended to go toward electrical improvement and build-out. Our electrics could certainly use a bit of improvement as I understand, so we’d potentially be able to fix some of our electrics up to be able to support this and be in a better place.
We’d also be promoting EV transition
And we would likely attract people to the space.