Submitted by Roxanne's Curator on September 30, 2013
My condo association is worried that my Model S, plugged in to a common 110 electrical outlet will burden other owner's with increased condo dues. My Tesla happens to be the first EV in this 236 space, four story garage.
At the encouragement of a condo specialty law firm, the board has created a new bylaw just for me and for all future ev owners. It requires 1) Installation of a submeter, 2) The Purchase of Liability Insurance in the amount of $1M, 3) Meter maintenance, 4) Meter removal should I sell my condo unit.
I have asked the board to consider letting me use the existing 110 volt plug until I can research what the best approach to EV charging in the garage might be. Do any of you have any solutions that seem to be working? My temporary request of them is to allow me to be billed based on my odometer reading. Is there any other accurate meter that I might be able to use that is already built into my Model S?
I have a few weeks to research a set of options that would work for both myself and all the other owners in a fair manner. The building is a 27 story high rise in Columbus Ohio with 113 condo units and 236 parking spaces. I am hoping multi family dwelling Tesla owners might collectively have a "beneficial for all" solution... Thanks for your comments and insights.