Tools and Resources
Future Ready MUD Charging concept
The Future Ready MUD Charging concept provides one approach that you can use as a starting point for EV charging planning. It is designed to show a solution that combines a relatively low initial investment with a future proofed infrastructure plan. Ideally you would like to run a dedicated power circuit to each parking spot for charging, but in multi-unit dwellings this requires very high-power capacity and sizable service from the electric utility. Usually this is cost prohibitive, so instead we recommend in this concept an approach where the power is shared between two to four parking spots. This can be done either by staggering the charging times between the charging stations or by sharing power so that each charging station gets lower power when multiple cars are connected to the same circuit.
This tool is designed to help electric vehicle (EV) owners and multi-unit dwelling (MUD) property management calculate, decide and plan for EV charging infrastructure. The numbers in these calculations should not be considered definitive, but rather as planning estimates.
This tool will help you explore different metering and billing options. When considering your options you will need to consult with your utility company and an electrician who is knowledgeable about electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and metering installations
Get in touch with your electric utility company!
Your electric utility company is happy to help you figure out your home charging setup. Most have special EV rates that provide cheaper electricity during off-peak hours and some even provide charging installation incentives. For Minnesota residents MNCharging.org provides you with a direct link to your own electric utility.
Federal tax credit for EV charging station installations
There is a federal tax credit for the cost of installing EV charging equipment. If you install EV charging equipment between 1-1-2017 and 12/31/2020, you are eligible to claim 30% of costs up to $1,000.
Many employers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and one way to do that is to encourage employers to use more sustainable transportations for commuting. Walking, biking and public transportation are naturally great options, but companies are also looking to provide charging infrastructure to encourage EV adoption among those employees who still choose to use a personal car for commuting. Workplace charging can increase the electric vehicle miles traveled, increase the EV awareness among employees and even provide crucial charging infrastructure for those employees who, for any reason, haven't been able to install charging at their place of residence. Learn more about the potential approaches and options by visiting www.WorkplaceCharging.com