SCAG Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) PEV Multi-Family Dwelling Survey (2016)

On March 17, 2015, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded SCAG with the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) grant. On May 1, 2015, CEC approved the final award amount of $125,000 to support the deployment of the Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Strategies.  The primary goal of the project is to implement electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) infrastructure in multi-family housing, which the CEC refers to as Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs).  This will enable SCAG to continue to implement the 2012 Regional PEV Readiness Plan and address remaining barriers to EVCS installation in multi-family housing. WSCCOG will receive approximately $15,000 of the grant funding to conduct outreach to member cities and to multi-family building owners and developers. SCAG staff is currently preparing an MOU between SCAG and WSCCOG for the work. The timeline for WSCCOG to begin work and conduct outreach has yet to be determined.

The WSCCOG assisted the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation with research to identify problematic parking environments and describe best practices for implementing Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) charging stations in multi-family dwellings. Survey responses helped the research team better understand the challenges and opportunities for future site hosts based on different parking situations.

WSCCOG staff prepared a summary of findings, which can be found here.