Apartment EV charging
What you need to know about installing an EV charging system in an apartment building.
Get EV capability in your apartment
More and more people around Australia are choosing to make the switch to electric vehicles, including those in inner-city apartments.
The process for installing EV charging in an apartment is more complex than a home for a variety of reasons, from the age of the infrastructure to the number of tenants needing to use chargers at the same time.
At EVIAM, we manage the entire your entire EV infrastructure lifecycle – from site assessment to install & commissioning, as well as ongoing maintenance and energy monitoring, ensuring your building has a safe, scalable solution that works for you now and in the future.
End-to-end EV charging solutions for apartments and high rises
We provide charging solutions for new and existing buildings around Australia.
For body corporates
- EV charging options
- Installation considerations
- Managing risk
- Working with your body corporate
- EV charger types
- Approvals and installation
- Site auditing
- Building load management
- State regulations
- Data management
- Scaling triggers
- Ongoing maintenance
Key considerations for apartment EV charging
Important points to consider when looking at adding electric vehicle charging to your building.
Understanding EV charging
If you live in an apartment building or high rise, we will likely recommend a solution involving AC fast chargers that balance the charging needs of multiple EVs with the power demands of the rest of the building.
Level 1 – AC Slow Chargers
These EV chargers can be plugged into a standard powerpoint or outlet. Although, they are handy to have, they will charge your EV very slowly and cannot be a sustainable or fair ongoing solution in communal parking areas of apartment buildings.
Level 2 – AC Fast Chargers
Five times faster than a Level 1 EV AC Charger, these units do need a dedicated circuit, and when installed, can be separated for individual use and metering. This is the most powerful EV charger you can install at a residential location.
Level 3 – DC Fast Chargers
These chargers are the fastest on the EV market and are most suitable to commercial or fleet environments. Due to the extensive infrastructure needs and high energy draw, DC fast charging in apartment buildings is not practical.
True cost of installing an EV charger
Enabling EV charging at your business isn’t as simple as installing a few EV chargers. Your EV chargers will impact the entire electrical infrastructure of your business premise. To ensure fair distribution of costs and clear management of electricity usage, it needs to be a holistic, ROI-focused solution to manage the electrical load.
Are you prepared for the EV wave?
Chat with an EV charging infrastructure specialist today to discuss your needs.
Case study: Stradbroke Tower Apartments
Stradbroke Towers in Brisbane was looking for a reliable, intuitive, and scalable EV system that would allow them to future proof their building. Importantly, the system needed to be within their budget so they didn’t over capitalise and it ensured a fair and equitable solution for all the owners.
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