I run a small parking technology company, and I wanted to gauge interest in an EV charging feature we're working on. My company helps condo residents share parking spots with other residents of their buildings, and we've recently been approached by a couple buildings that specifically want our help with EV parking.
They seem to fall into one of two categories: (1) They have chargers going into deeded parking spots, but the chargers sit unused most of the time because only the deeded spot owner can use it or (2) They've put chargers in communal parking spaces, and EV owners end up hogging these spots just to park their car, either leaving their car long after it's charged or not even charging at all.
I'm trying to gauge how common this is. We're looking into adding an EV feature to the app where you can mark that your spot has an EV charger, and share that spot with other residents on a calendar when you're not using it — or make communal spots reservable. Spots could be shared/reserved at an hourly/daily fee, which could even cover the costs of electricity.
Is this something people need? Would anyone be interested in beta testing this?
We have one building in San Diego with 97 EV chargers that's pushing really hard for this, but I'm not sure of how most condo buildings handle chargers. Would love any feedback/insight!