In several states, an HOA is not allowed to say “no” to an EV charger

I was fascinated to learn that California has a law that says that a home owner’s association is not allowed to say “no” to an EV charging station if a home owner wants to install one.  Not only that, the HOA is not allowed to impose requirements that that “significantly increase the cost of the station or significantly decrease its efficiency or specified performance.”  It is California Civil Code § 6713.  I am astonished to see that this became law in 2013, long before electric vehicles became commonplace.

Similar laws are in effect in Florida, Oregon, New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, Hawaii, Connecticut and Colorado.

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