A car without a charger: Apartment, condo dwellers considering electric vehicles could be set to struggle

By Gord Holder, Ottawa Citizen, December 27, 2022

Williams, who got his car in late 2018, used to simply charge his Tesla Model 3 using a power-equipped bollard in the parking lot outside his condo.

But his situation has since changed. He’s struggling with a problem many future electric vehicle (EV) owners — especially apartment or condo dwellers — may be likely to face as the vehicles become more popular: he doesn’t have access to a battery charger at home.

Williams’ case exemplifies an ongoing debate: Could ever-increasing demand for chargers from electric vehicle purchasers drive their installation at multi-residential buildings, or should charger installation and availability precede EV buying decisions by rental apartment tenants and condo owners?

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