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I've read a lot of stories here about the difficulties that people have with various portions of their charger installs, though most of those horror stories are related to dealing with the install companies. But I wasn't able to find much discussion on getting the approval to even get that far :) I know that some states like CA now have laws that prevent HOA's from blocking you from installing a charge. No such laws in my state.

I live in a condo. Based off previous engagement with them, they are slow to act, and don't like to spend time thinking about new things that there aren't already bylaws for.

What info were you able to provide to your apartment/condo management company that addressed their concerns? Obviously they'll make you do all of the research, and that can work in your favor :) What sorts of questions did they have for you?

Anyone have any documentation/presentations they can point me at that contain useful info?

Most of the installs I've seen here have been in (or through) garages. Anyone have one installed in a carport? I'm thinking this may present additional challenges (as it is part of the "common area", and there's not an existing meter tied to my condo).

Helpful links:
Federal & State Incentives & Laws - http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/laws/
EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment Guidelines - http://www.theevproject.com/documents.php
 

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I am in the same boat, so to speak. I live in a condo but my board seems to be pretty up to speed. I have broached it with the engineer and he is thinking a 120 volt plug in the garage. I was originally thinking a Coulomb in the outdoor lot, placed in one of the least popular spots to lessen the carping by non BEV/EREV drivers. I have also been looking into Parkplug.ca.
http://www.parkplug.ca/
I haven't seen the Volts price drop to where I feel comfortable buying one so I haven't pressed the issue. I am also checking with my neighbors to see if there is anyone else looking to buy an electric car. I figure that if it is that important to me, I would pay for half or more of the install. Hence the desire to find another person to split the cost and, in the process, hand owners in the condo to the ability to advertize their condo as "Green Car Friendly", when the time comes for them to sell their unit.
 

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Seem like some interesting aspects to that parkplug deal. But the mandatory monthly plan starting around $90 would scare me away. The prices of monthly plans generally only go in one direction...up. So while it's $90/m now, it could be $100 next year and $120 the year after that. I assume (or at least hope) these may be more like commercial chargers, which requires an access card. That would certainly be beneficial in a shared environment.
 
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