By 2040, electric vehicle (EV) adoption is expected to encompass over 30 percent of all vehicles. However, the lack of access to EV charging is one of the top barriers to adoption, especially for those in multi-unit dwellings, most of whom do not have the ability to charge their car at home.
According to the Census, approximately 18% of the population in the Metroplex live in multi-unit dwellings, with most residents forced to rely on workplace or public charging stations elsewhere to charge their vehicles. To provide for a growing need for tenants, property owners should explore installing electric vehicle charging stations.
Attract Residents: New residents are placing higher importance on sustainable amenities in their apartment homes.
Stay Sustainable: Increase LEED certification rating and property “resilience”, possibly leading to lower insurance rates and higher property values.
Stay Ahead: EV sales are growing rapidly and one of the largest areas of expansion is amongst renters.
Rebates for EV charging stations can dramatically cut costs: There are a mix of federal, state, utility, and local EVSE (EV Supply Equipment) incentives.
North Texas Multi-family EV Charging Accessibility Analysis:
As part of efforts to spread awareness about the charging gap for residents in multi-family units and environmental justice areas, DFWCC created an EV charging accessibility analysis for North Texas communities to be able to replicate. The Analysis focuses on two important aspects: multifamily proximity to chargers versus accessibility to chargers. Proximity was analyzed by comparing where properties were located and whether a charging station was nearby, while accessibility was analyzed by assessing if the number of EV charging stations plugs was adequate for the total number of multifamily units in a census block group. The analysis was completed for the City of Dallas and the City of Denton as examples of applicability and results stemming from this work.
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