Smart Columbus has just announced a second round of incentives for installation of charging stations for developers and owners of multi-unit dwellings (MUDs), a.k.a. apartments and condos. This follows awards made within the last several months for several properties included in round one.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy and other sources, 80-85% of EV charging occurs at home. Unfortunately, lack of access to charging by people living in multi-unit dwellings is a significant market barrier. That’s why Smart Columbus launched an incentive program for MUD developers and others to install EV charging. Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) is administering this incentive program on behalf of Smart Columbus. Properties in all seven Columbus area metro counties are eligible.
During the program’s first round, the following companies were selected to receive rebates:
Nationwide Energy Partners (NEP) - 250 Liberty Street in Columbus
SP Plus Corporation - Neil Avenue, Arena District, Grandview Heights, Chestnut Street, Front Street
Casto - Franklinton
The Champion Companies - Sunbury, Lewis Center
Clean Fuels Ohio is now preparing to conduct outreach and receive new applications for round two. Those interested should contact Megan Stein at Megan@CleanFuelsOhio.org.