EV Charging in Condos, Apartments, and Townhomes

Zero-Emission Vehicle News

Covering the latest on Electric Vehicles in Montgomery County, MD


Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | Department of Environmental Protection

Clarksburg Condo EV Chargers

County Residents Pioneering EV Charging in Condos

Did you know that over 80% of EV drivers charge their vehicles at home? This can be a challenge in many multifamily buildings. Thankfully, there are a variety of resources - including incentives and financing - to help install charging stations in apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and Montgomery County residents are taking advantage.

One of these projects is Clarksburg Condominium II, which recently installed six Level 2 chargers for use by both residents and the public. To help other communities follow their lead, condo association president Robert B. shared the experience and his recommendations in this new case study.

Save Big with Multifamily Rebates

EV sign

All three utilities that serve Montgomery County currently offer incentives for multifamily EV charging. If your community is interested in charging, contact your utility to confirm that you are eligible and get advice on your site's electrical needs. 

Potomac Edison’s EV Driven Program offers multifamily property owners a rebate up to $20,000 to purchase or lease and install qualified Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers at their property.

Pepco’s EV Smart Program will rebate 100% of the cost of eligible Level 2 charging equipment, 50% of the network cost, and 100% of the installation - up to $15,000 per charging station (limit of 2 charging stations).

BGE’s EV Smart Program offers a 50% rebate on the cost of equipment, warranty and installation for eligible Level 2 chargers. You can receive up to $5,000 per charging port. BGE will also rebate 50% of the cost of eligible direct current fast charging (DCFC) equipment and installation up to $15,000. Commercial businesses and nonprofits can get a maximum of $30,000 in rebates for each of their properties.

The Maryland Energy Administration also offers incentives for multifamily charging. New funding for the program is expected to be available beginning July 1. Check MEA’s website for updates.

EV Purchasing Co-op (EVPC) is 95% of the way to our pledge goal!

Happy car owner

The EV momentum continues to build, with 958 residents and businesses so far signing the pledge to make their next vehicle electric. Next up, the EVPC will connect residents with dealers in the Electrified Dealer network. If you opted-in, you may receive a call from a salesperson from one of the brands you were interested in. These dealers have received training from EV experts and are ready to help you find a car and answer your questions. You can also find an Electrified Dealer on our website and reach out directly. Keep in mind that there may be a wait of  6-12 months to get some popular EV models right now, so talk to a dealer soon if you're planning to purchase a new or pre-owned car.  

eBike Sweepstakes

Island Press ebike

For many years, Island Press has hosted a bike sweepstakes for Bike Month, and this year, they’re giving away a new eBike from iGo Electric! The sweepstakes will be open from May 16–31, so enter here for your chance to win a bike and travel in zero-emission style. Visit Island Press for highlights on local bike organizations advocating for more people on bikes and better cycling infrastructure

Green Jobs Board

Job Opportunities

Lots of exciting opportunities available for job seekers. Check out DEP’s Green Job Portal for climate and sustainability jobs, including:

EV News Round-Up


EV charging could be the next big amenity tenants demand (Bisnow)

High-rise headaches: EV charging in Canada's condos, apartments and MURBs a mixed experience (Electric Autonomy Canada)

Tested: Best EV Chargers for 2022 (Car and Driver)

EVs can be cheaper on a monthly basis than gas cars (Canary Media)

What do people want to know about EVs (CleanTechnica)

Nations largest zero-emissions public carshare program launches in Twin Cities (AutoRental News)

I go everywhere in town by electric bike (Electrek)

The Ford F-150 Lightning is finally shipping. Is Ford ready? (The Verge)

Baltimore County lands major electric vehicle manufacturer (MD Association of Counties)

Upcoming Events

May 26, 2-4 pm | Virtual and at MDOT Headquarters, Hanover, MD
Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council Meeting

June 1, 7:30-8:30 pm | Virtual
Ask An EV Owner with EV Association of DC (EVADC)
*This event occurs the first Wednesday of every month!

June 28 and 30 | Various Locations
Energy Express at Olney, Aspen Hill, and Germantown Libraries