Well, that's tightly packed.GRA wrote: ↑Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:51 pmBut while California has the nation’s largest EV market, home charging access still drives many EV purchase or lease decisions. Equity is core to this challenge, as many MUD residents live in disadvantaged communities or at low- and moderate-income levels. Electric mobility solutions must reach all Californians, not just those with an easier path to EV adoption. . . .
MUD residents tend to buy used cars. Once cheaper EVs are much more common, and then 3-5 years later, so perhaps 5 to 10 years from now, lower and moderate income people will start be be interested in buying EVs as they are getting common and getting cheap. At that point, property owners will start to see a return on investment in EV charging investments as it would allow them to keep and attract tenants. The investments are fairly modest, and can take several forms.
Yes, doesn't fix the equality problem. Or improve streaming video access. Or make better avocado toast.
Equal charging access isn't needed until everyone has an electric car. Do laws need to change that differentiates parking spaces from charging spaces? Maybe.GRA wrote: ↑Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:51 pmMany MUDs have assigned parking, making equal charging challenging without installing chargers at each parking stall – likely a cost-prohibitive option. Installing charging infrastructure in common areas or shared parking may be easier, but is less reliable if chargers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Where space is limited, charging spaces might compete with parking spaces, partly because California differentiates parking spaces from charging spaces. As the state’s vehicle fleet converts to electric, this will become a larger sticking point as chargers are required in more spaces. . . .
It is just too early. EVs are still mostly an upper income market, not because of charging, because EVs are a higher cost premium item. Quicker, cleaner, quieter, generally nicer. And cool. MUD population will become interested when serviceable and reliable EVs are cheap. If a cheap EV saves someone enough to pay $50/month for a parking spot with charging and have more money left over, then it gets more interesting. And higher priority.
To impose charging requirements would be expensive and complex. And pointless, until the time has come.
It hasn't. Yet.