22 Jan IHS Good Neighbor Principle: Electric Vehicles
This series will address the Good Neighbor Principles that help create a positive resident experience within the common interest community.
Electric vehicles are becoming a more common part of the common interest community. All residents need to be aware of a few simple tips so that whether they’re at home or around town, all EV’s and ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) can play well together.
- Avoid ICEing– ICEing is when a gas powered vehicle parks in an area designated for electric vehicles only. EV parking is normally associated with an EV charging station. When a non-EV uses that space, it means someone else will not be able to power their car. EV parking should be marked with some kind of placard so watch for the signs and don’t ICE.
- Ask permission– your neighbor worked through the process to add a charger to their parking stall and now your friend comes to visit.Their EV could use a boost. Before you plug in, be sure to check with your neighbor. This could be metered service and you may be adding dollars to someone else’s bill.
- Don’t Squat– if you’re using an association charging station for your EV, be sure to move your car to another parking space as soon as charging is complete. No one is suggesting you move the moment you’re done. Just remember an association charging station is not a personal parking space and others will eventually need access.
Make a simple choice to avoid situations that can create community conflict. Be an IHS Good Neighbor.