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8 Reasons to Seek Out Apartments with EV Charging

8 Reasons to Seek Out Apartments with EV Charging

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Electric Vehicle Charging in Los Angeles Apartments

From 2020 to 2023, the sale of electric vehicles in the United States has grown from 0.3 million to 1.6 million, with no signs of slowing down. They're an ideal vehicle for hectic city living, but finding charging options for these efficient rides can be a nuisance.

It's incredibly convenient for EV owners (or those considering a purchase) to have EV chargers at their residences; therefore, it's becoming increasingly popular for apartments to offer this option.

This article will cover the extensive benefits of selecting an apartment with EV charging and offer insight into the world of convenient EV ownership.

Can You Charge an EV at Apartments?

It's a new craze, but yes, EV drivers can charge their rides at an apartment if it offers level 2 or DC fast charging. Here's all you need to know about the various charging options.

  • Level 1: This charging method utilizes a standard 120-volt wall outlet. It's slow and cumbersome (with an average 24-hour charge time), making this home charging option the worst way to charge your EV.
  • Level 2: This 240-volt outlet is typically explicitly installed for EV charging. It can fully power your vehicle in around 10 hours, a perfectly acceptable overnight charge time.
  • DC charging: High-voltage direct current (DC) can charge an EV in an hour or less. It's the premier option for EV-owning apartment hunters.

Level 2 and DC charging are EV owners' preferred and most common charging options.

Now, finding a multifamily apartment with these amenities requires some finesse. Cutting-edge apartments with EV charging stations will advertise themselves; you just have to know where to look. Renters should try putting filters on searches, talking to property managers/property owners or landlords, and investigating the amenities on the property's website.

Imagine having easy access to an EV charging station at your new place. No longer will you have to wait a full day for your vehicle to be road ready. A top charging station is the ultimate convenience for you and any electric vehicle-owning guests.

Why You Should Look For Apartments with EV Charging

Moving into an apartment complex with luxury amenities should mean taking worries, stresses, and complications off your plate. It means sparking clean social spaces, rooftop views, potential penthouse living, and pet services.

EV charging should be one of these included amenities, making it convenient to charge your electric vehicle, no matter the make or model. Here is our complete list of the top reasons to seek out apartments with EV charging.

Step into the Future of Electric Vehicles

EV purchasing is rising worldwide, and it's easy to see why. With an EV, you receive the following and more:

  • Lower emissions
  • No congestion charge
  • Reduced running costs
  • Possible government incentives (such as tax credits)
  • Frequent free parking options
  • Reduced noise pollution

Even if you don't have an EV car now, chances are that you'll get one in the future as vehicles like Teslas continue to improve and expand their line. An apartment charge point is a fantastic amenity to have, just in case.

Minimize Stress Over Battery Level

Owning an EV without easy access to electric vehicle chargers can be stressful. Imagine planning a separate trip for a vehicle charge every other day or anxiously calculating your mileage on your daily commute. It would be exhausting.

Having a station right out your front door eliminates battery-level anxiety. You won't have to worry if you'll have enough charge to make it to work the next morning. Simply plug in and relax.

Avoid Overcrowded Stations

A public station can't guarantee you a charging spot. Often, these stations are overcrowded, and you must wait in line or fight for charging parking spaces. Once you're plugged in, you're trapped there, and your only option is to sit and wait.

This is all assuming that the station is operational and in service in the first place. The entire situation can end up being an exercise in futility.

A charging station in your building always provides a reliable charging option right at your front door.

Cost-Saving Option

An EV can save you money in the long run, but you won't see optimal savings using expensive public stations. The following are just a few factors that can influence your potential spending.

  • Changing prices: Charging costs vary a lot between different public use stations, and you may not be able to confirm prices until arrival.
  • Level 1 charging: A simple level 1 charge, say, in your garage, can result in extraordinarily high electric fees.
  • Generator charging: This method is most common during a power outage but can be used anytime. A permanent generator can make for an expensive power-up.

On the other hand, many apartment buildings with EV charging offer competitive electricity rates, potentially saving you money compared to public charging stations or other charging solutions.

Access to EV-Related Information

Living in a community that supports electric vehicles can provide residents with access to valuable information and resources related to EV ownership, such as:

  • Updates on charging infrastructure
  • Information on new electric vehicle models
  • Tips for optimizing EV performance

A supportive community dedicated to environmentally friendly and cost-saving pursuits creates an elevated living experience.

Promote Sustainability

Sustainability isn't just an idea; it's a lifestyle and a life-long dedication. An apartment community with easy EV charging options promotes sustainable living and green initiatives.

Living in a building that supports electric car charging stations aligns with eco-friendly and sustainable living practices, encouraging residents to adopt more environmentally conscious choices.

By living in a building with EV charging infrastructure, you are actively supporting the adoption of green technologies and reducing the transportation sector's carbon footprint.

The experience of living in an innovative, environmentally aware complex is delightful and fulfilling.

At-Home Convenience

Access to EV charging on-site within your apartment complex means you can easily charge your electric vehicle while relaxing in the comfort of your home. Plug in and nap in your bed, charge while sending your beloved pet to the on-site pet groomer, or enhance your fitness routine in the state-of-the-art gym.

Not having to think about when and where to charge your transportation is freeing and simplifies your already busy life.

Time-Saving Feature

Perhaps you're lucky, and your closest EV charging station is right down the street from your current real estate. Even so, the time it takes to get to a charging parking spot a few times a week, wait for a charge, and get back home adds up. Over the weeks, months, and years, you waste thousands of hours charging your vehicle.

However, charging your EV in your own building saves you this time and energy. Say good riddance to waiting and planning and going out of your way for a charge.

Enjoy the Convenience of EV Charging at The Q Playa

From minimizing stress to saving the environment, a premier at-home EV station revolutionizes the way you charge. The Q Playa offers this luxurious amenity for your convenience.

You deserve access to the best amenities that Los Angeles properties can offer. Come take a look at our pristine community and apartment amenities, including features like complimentary fitness classes, a pristine rooftop, and a resort-style pool.

Contact us to tour an apartment today and take advantage of the best in eco-luxury living.

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