Electric vehicle charging has become a big aspect of commercial real estate. There are significant practical issues facing property owners who are trying to anticipate how many residents or commercial tenants or consumers will expect to plug in when they park.

There are big financial implications as well: equipment, installation expertise, running enough power capacity, potentially tearing up existing parking spaces to make them charge-worthy. Some new business strategies, based on energy-as-a-service business models, have firms providing the capital and services to property owners and then taking monthly payments so the financing is spread over time but as operational costs, with the immediate tax deductions that follow.

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