California-based ChargePoint announced a partnership with Charge Across Town and the State of California to deploy hundreds of EV chargers at multifamily properties like apartment buildings and condo complexes across the state. Providing EV charging infrastructure at multifamily buildings will make it easier and cheaper for Californians living in apartments and condos to charge at home, helping them make the transition to electric mobility.
As part of this work, ChargePoint has been awarded $4.25 million through the California Energy Commission’s Reliable, Equitable and Accessible Charging for Multifamily Housing (REACH) program. Under the program, ChargePoint will partner with multifamily property owners and managers to install hundreds of CPF50 and CT4000 electric vehicle charging ports, with 75 percent reserved for buildings in disadvantaged or low income communities.
ChargePoint will also work with non-profit organization, Charge Across Town, to educate building owners and residents about electric vehicles. Charge Across Town’s work will include educational events at each building before and after EV chargers are installed and ongoing efforts to collect feedback from building management.
Through the project, residents living in these multifamily buildings are expected to drive over 2.7 million electric miles during the five years after the chargers are installed, eliminating more than 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent.
Currently, ChargePoint estimates a driver plugs into a ChargePoint charger every second. With EV sales expected to grow exponentially in the coming years as electric vehicles enter the market at lower price points, the nearly 4.8 million Californians living in multifamily properties will need charging solutions at home. With experience in everything from assigned, shared and combined parking to portfolio-wide charging management software, ChargePoint is prepared to meet the unique needs of these EV drivers.