“Studies show that 80 to 85 percent of EV owners charge at home,” said Fenner, using the shorthand for electric vehicles. “But for those living in apartment buildings or condos, they don’t always have access to an electric port in the parking lot or garage.”
Roughly 42 percent of residents in Columbus live in some form of multi-unit housing, said Patti Austin, administrator of the Division of Power.
“And a lot of them are the demographic that you would anticipate would be interested in EVs,” she said, pointing out that denser housing areas are closer to downtown, allowing for shorter trips. “These are the people that you really think are going to be really interested in the EV charging.”