Charging your EV is a snap if you live in a house with a garage, but for renters living in multifamily housing, it can be a deal-breaker. Charging network operator NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), intends to defuse this problem with its Take Charge program. The company is currently offering charging station installation at no cost to qualified apartment communities in California.
“Renters could be left out of the EV movement unless they have a reliable option for charging their cars at home,” said VP of Business Development Terry O’Day. “We believe that everyone should have access to at-home charging. For a limited time, multi-family housing communities are eligible for upgrades to support electric vehicle charging at no cost to qualified property owners.”
NRG eVgo is publicizing the new program with a road show – live events in cities across California will give apartment residents an inside look at owning an EV, and let them know about the opportunity to get charging capabilities at home.
“Driving an EV saves time, money and the environment, and we want this opportunity to be available to everyone,” added O’Day. “For rental property owners, we find that offering charging on-premises raises property value and creates competitive advantage.”
NRG eVgo has a similar no-cost program for California employers who would like to offer EV charging at work.
Source: NRG eVgo