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Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations

The production of Electrical Vehicles (“EV’s”) has risen over the past several years with a greater portion of car sales overall coming from manufacturers of EV’s. Competition with production and sales of EV’s will continue to rise over the next several years as GM recently committed to selling only zero emission vehicles by 2035.

In an effort to help prepare Ohio for the use of EV’s, H.B. 47 was introduced into the legislature on February 3, 2021. H.B. 47 proposes to establish EV charging stations throughout Ohio with the use of a grant/rebate program. Nonprofit associations, specifically condominium associations with at least 4 units, may be eligible for the grant/rebate once H.B. 47 is signed into law.

Applicants for the program must own the charging station and the charging station must be for resident use only. For condominiums, the proposed grant/rebate consists of up to 90% of the cost of each charging station with a maximum of $3,500.00 per charging port. Rebates may be provided for up to 50% of the installation costs and expenses related to the purchase of the charging station and associated charging ports.

Grant/Rebate funds will be limited and will be available only for a limited time running from the date H.B 47 is signed into law through December 31, 2030. 

Williams & Strohm will continue to provide periodic updates on H.B. 47 as it works its way through the legislative process. In the meantime, community associations looking to add EV charging stations and portals for EV’s should contact our office at (614) 228-0207. 

Update on Board Seminars: Due to COVID19 and the ongoing safety protocols, in person seminars are not possible at this time. We will be providing virtual seminars options so please look for Seminar notifications coming soon. 

Robin Strohm

Robin Strohm

Ms. Strohm has been practicing law since 2004 and is a principal of the firm Williams & Strohm, LLC. As a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, she is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Read Robin Strohm's full bio.