kentklineman2014 wrote:Does anyone know about charging rights in office buildings? To wit: I work in a building that has several different businesses. One of them is Kaiser, and there are two spots reserved for physicians that has the only two charging plugs in the parking lot we all use and have parking passes for. Can they deny use to other EV owners and just reserve it for physicians? That seems like it would be illegal. And how would we propose to the property managers that the parking lots plugs should be accessible to other users of the building and the lot? I'm not talking about anyone that comes into the parking lot, but we daily users of the lot should have access to the only two L1 chargers available.
You have to get permission to charge from the entity that pays the electric bill, and the entity that controls the parking area. Typically, they are both the same entity, usually building management. It may not make sense that the only two EV spaces are reserved for Doctors, unless you are talking about outlets and not actual charging stations, but management has the right to do as they choose with parking, as long as they comply with ADA, OSHA, and any other regulatory bodies that have jurisdiction over them.
There is no 'right to charge' unless signs are posted allowing it, charging stations are installed with spaces marked as such, or written permission is provided to permit it. Many parking facilities do not allow use of any outlets for safety and liability reasons. All you can do is ask the proper people, and hope they will accommodate your needs.