electric vehicle charging – on the street / easement
This is not a building-structure question, obviously; but it is partly an electrical code issue, and is clearly related to our de-carbonization (access to home charging is a massive barrier to EV adoption), so I would propose/hope this is relevant to the forum.
Tl;dr – I’d like to charge my car on the (public) street in front of my house.
I own my house, but do not have off-street (alley) parking. I’d like to buy an EV for our next car. However, not having charging at home is:
– insanely less convenient (I know first hand, as a family member did it for a year until their alley garage was built). If you don’t own an EV, you might not be aware that they discharge just sitting in place 🙂 That family member ended up at the supercharger 3 times a month for pretty minimal city errands.
– more expensive (even without TOU billing) charging at home is half the cost of a supercharger
– battery lasts longer charging at low rates rather than as quickly as possible.
My idea was to put a charger (or dedicated circuit fro mobile charger) in a small, lockable, aesthetically pleasing (custom bench seat, planter box, etc), and be able to park near it and plug in overnight. Technically I believe the city owns the easement – but I am required to maintain it AFAICT in Idaho.
Any advise on how to make this happen?
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