Multi-Family Charging Solutions

SWTCH makes it easy to provide charging in new and existing multi-family buildings.

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Why SWTCH?

Few places are more convenient to charge than home. At SWTCH, we understand the unique challenges facing multi-family buildings.

We focus on features that save real-estate developers and property managers time & money, like automatic billing and dynamic load management.

Smart Energy Management

Reduce upfront infrastructure and upgrade costs, and keep demand charges in check with SWTCH's smart energy management.

Choice & Flexibility

Our open-standards approach ensures greater choice & flexibility in terms of hardware, features, and pricing. No vendor lock-in or stranded assets. 

Customer-First Approach

We care about our customers. Sometimes too much. We offer properties, EV owners, and partners live customer and technical support—24/7/365.

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Access Control

Energy Metering

Automatic Billing

Load Management

Data Reporting

Remote Control

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Private & Community Charging Options

Tailored charging solutions to meet the needs of individual residents and the wider multi-family community.

Private Charging

Ideal for condos and townhouses where parking spaces are individually owned, and residents prefer the convenience of their own personal EV charger. SWTCH provides access control, automatic energy metering & billing, and load management.

Community Charging

Ideal for rental apartments and multi-family buildings where communal parking is available. SWTCH offers features to effectively manage community charging assets, including reservation systems and loitering penalties.

Community charging, hassle free.

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Case Study: Multi-Family Retrofit

As demand for EV charging in high-density urban environments grows, forward-thinking condo corporations like New Times Square are getting ahead of the curve by enabling residents to make their parking spaces “EV ready”. Like most existing buildings, New Times Square faced significant electrical capacity constraints. SWTCH's approach enabled a greater number of residents to access their own private charger while saving the corporation time and money.

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Client Snapshot

Location:  
Toronto, ON, Canada

Building Size & Age:
375 units, 21 years

Project Size:
14 private level 2 chargers installed initially, with capacity to support up to 40 chargers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is network management?

With network management, chargers are connected to the internet for access control, automatic energy metering & billing, data reporting, and remote monitoring.

How does my property recoup energy costs?

SWTCH’s full network management package includes automatic billing. SWTCH bills EV owners directly and returns funds to the property on a recurring basis.

How do residents and/or visitors start charging?

Users can download the SWTCH app on their mobile device, create an account, and add their credit card information. They can also request a SWTCH Charge Card.

Is sub-metering required?

Our chargers have built-in energy meters therefore an external metering device is not required.

What fees should I expect to pay?

For private charging, residents are charged a monthly network management fee. For community charging, the properties pays a monthly network management fee per port. SWTCH charges a nominal service fee per transaction.

Should we install private or community charging?

It depends on EV owner preferences and budget. We’re happy to work with you to understand the particulars of your building and develop a cost-effective, scalable plan for EV charging.

My building has limited capacity. What now?

Fret not! We offer load management capabilities to extend your available capacity and limit or delay the need for infrastructure upgrades.

Why does Open Standards and OCPP matter?

OCPP is the global open communication standard for EV charging. Think of it like an unlocked cell phone; when you buy hardware from SWTCH, you have choice of network management services.

I'm concerned about loitering in community charging parking spaces.

SWTCH can implement loitering penalties to discourage EV owners from keeping their vehicle parked after they've finished charging.