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Introducing EV Charging in Strata Communities - Common Concerns and How Altogether Group Can Help

Are you part of a strata committee charged with deciding whether to introduce electric vehicle (EV) charging in your community?

If so, youre likely aware of the potential benefits of doing so, but youre also likely aware of the many pain points and concerns that come along with making this change.

The most common concern that strata committees have when considering EV charging is the cost. Theres no denying that installing and maintaining EV charging infrastructure can be expensive. In addition to the cost of the charging units themselves, there are also the associated costs of wiring, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Its important to ensure that the cost of installing and maintaining EV charging is cost-effective for your community, especially if youre not sure if there will be significant demand for it.

Another concern is safety. Electric vehicles are powered by electricity and that means there is a risk of electric shock if the charging unit is not installed properly or if there is a malfunction. Its important to ensure that the charging unit is installed in accordance with building codes and that it meets all safety standards.

The third concern is the impact on other residents. The body corporate will need to introduce by-laws that regulate the use of the charging stations. These by-laws should cover issues such as who is allowed to use the charging stations, when they can be used, how long vehicles can be connected, and who is responsible for any damages or accidents that occur as a result of using the charging stations. By-laws are important because they provide a framework that ensures the safe and efficient use of the charging stations, and protect the rights of all residents. Without them, there could be conflicts between different users, or problems with people misusing the charging stations. By-laws also provide a legal foundation for any action that the body corporate needs to take in order to enforce the rules.

Finally, there are also concerns about maintenance. EV charging units require regular maintenance in order to ensure that they are functioning properly. This maintenance can include cleaning, calibrating the charging unit, and replacing parts that may have worn down over time. Its important to have someone who is qualified and certified to perform this maintenance, as it can be dangerous if done incorrectly.

As you can see, there are many pain points and concerns that come along with introducing EV charging into communities run by a strata committee. Its important to weigh all of the pros and cons carefully and make an informed decision about whether EV charging is right for your community.

With the right planning and preparation, EV charging can be a great addition to your community that brings numerous benefits.

At Altogether Group, we understand the pain points and concerns of introducing EV charging into a strata community, and were here to help. Our team of experts can work with the committee to ensure that you get the desired result, while also addressing any safety or cost concerns. We can arrange a site assessment by a qualified electrician to confirm your electrical system and capacity.

We can provide a report to select the right EV charger, gain permission from all owners to proceed, amend by-laws if necessary, source the appropriate charging station, install the meter, and provide a user pays billing solution. Additionally, we can also organise ongoing repairs and maintenance for the EV charging unit. We understand the concerns of strata committees and we are here to help.

Our team of experts are here to make sure that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible. With our help, you can rest assured that your EV charging project will be successful.

If your strata community already has an embedded energy network, we would be happy to provide an assessment to determine the best route forward for installing EV charging. Contact us today to get started.

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