Vehicle Charging Innovations for Multi-Unit Dwellings (VCI-MUD)

 

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is leading a nationwide team of electric vehicle infrastructure experts in developing resources to facilitate and accelerate EV charging at apartment buildings and condominiums.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, the Vehicle Charging Innovations for Multi-Unit Dwellings (VCI-MUD) project is designed to educate interested parties about EV charging and assist them in developing installations and obtaining available incentives.

The project engaged stakeholders across the country to determine barriers to MUD charging and research techniques and technologies that address these barriers. From this research, the project team is developing an easy-to-use toolkit about MUD EV charging for building managers and owners, residents, electric utilities and local governments to better understand the opportunities and rewards.

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Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Expand opportunities for multi-unit housing owners to cost-effectively meet resident demand for EV charging infrastructure and increase a property’s competitive edge.

CSE's Role

Prime Contractor

Project management

Information dissemination

Technologies

Electric Vehicles (EVs)
EV Charging Infrastructure

Key Partners

Clean Cities Coalition Network

U.S. Department of Energy

Energetics

Forth

Impact Statement

The overarching goal of the project is to address barriers to MUD and curbside residential PEV charging by:  

  • Engaging stakeholders across the country to determine the barriers they experience  
  • Demonstrating innovative technologies that address the barriers 
  • Compiling project findings in an easy-to-use toolkit  
  • Disseminating the toolkit across national, regional, state and local channels