I work with an EV charging service provider called EVmatch. We have a few pilots with utilities right now attempting to address your question. In Vermont, we're working with Burlington Electric and Green Mountain Power to deploy affordable chargers at multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) and provide management software for the building manager or owner. With our software, managers set pricing and availability so EV drivers can reserve a booking and pay for a charging session in advance. Our scheduling feature makes it easy for drivers to plan their charging routine without playing the availability guessing game. We have a specific MUD feature called SubNet that allows the manager to set different charging groups, such as Tenants or Guests. The manager can set differentiated pricing and availability access for each group. For example, he may give Tenants access to the charger 24/7 at $1/hour while giving access to the General Public only on the weekend at a price of $2/hour. Our software recognizes users based on their group and only allows drivers with a reservation to access the charger (bookings can be made on the spot if a driver pulls up and wants to charge right away, as long as someone else hasn't made a reservation).
While there are many solutions for this on the market right now, ours is significantly cheaper (3-10x cheaper) and allows the owner a means to earn money for putting up the capital to install a charger(s).
The utilities we're working with are generally offering an incentive ($500 or $1,000) per charger to encourage MUDs to install them. Sometimes these incentives are contingent on the manager opening the chargers up for public use during business hours.
In general, we've received a lot of interest from tenants who own EVs, but they're receiving pushback from their HOA or condo association boards who are afraid of paying too much in electricity with no way to charge EV drivers for what they use. Our software calculates electricity use so the driver pays the HOA or whoever owns the charger and pays the electricity bill (called hosts in our case). In addition, hosts can add a per hour or per kWh markup fee on top of electricity. Payments are all handled through our secure payment processing system (we use Stripe) so EV drivers don't have to worry about losing RFID cards or tapping their credit card.
Hope that helped!
I'm happy to jump on the phone if you're interested in our charger management software as well. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org