ChargePoint to deploy EV chargers at Multifamily Properties in California

Aug. 1, 2022
Under the program, ChargePoint will deploy hundreds of CPF50 and CT4000 EV charging ports across the state by partnering with multifamily property owners and managers, with 75% deployed at disadvantaged or low income communities

ChargePoint, an electric vehicle charging network, has partnered with non-profit Charge Across Town and the State of California to deploy EV chargers at multifamily properties, ensuring accessibility to EV chargers across the state and aiding with the transition to electric mobility.

California Energy Commission’s Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for Multifamily Housing (REACH) program has provided a grant of $4.25 million for this work.

Under the program, ChargePoint will deploy hundreds of CPF50 and CT4000 EV charging ports across the state by partnering with multifamily property owners and managers, with 75% deployed at disadvantaged or low income communities.

Additionally, the firm will work with the non-profit organization to educate building owners and residents on the benefits of EV and the ease and efficiency of charging at home. The awareness work will be carried out via educational events at buildings around the time the EV chargers are installed. Feedback will also be collected from the building management.

“Working with ChargePoint in low income and disadvantaged communities, we have the opportunity to educate both multifamily building owners and residents on how EV charging works, the affordability and benefits of going electric, and the many state and local incentives available to these communities,” Maureen Blanc, Director at Charge Across Town, said in a statement.

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The project is expected to accelerate the transition to e-mobility among residents of multifamily buildings. The residents are expected to drive over 2.7 million electric miles in the five years after the installation of the chargers, resulting in the elimination of over 1.1 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

“As a company that was founded in California and is headquartered here, we’re honored to work with the California Energy Commission and Charge Across Town to build reliable, equitable, and accessible EV charging infrastructure for Californians,” said John Schott, Director, Public Private Partnerships, at ChargePoint.

Earlier this year, the California Energy Commission had provided a grant of $3.6 million to EVgo for the deployment of direct current fast chargers near multi-family housing units.