EV Charging Guidelines, Decal Musts

Congratulations on owning an electric vehicle! Laguna Woods Village strives to be a green community and supports your decision to reduce your vehicle’s carbon footprint.

In the Village, there are a limited number of circuits available, so we highly encourage cooperation. When too many vehicles charge at the same time, whether golf carts or electric cars, the circuit breakers can be overloaded, disabling charging capability for all vehicles in a bank of carports. 

Below are recommended guidelines for electric vehicle charging, so that everyone can share power without interruption: 

1. Golf carts generally charge during daylight hours. Therefore, electric cars should limit their charging time to between dusk and dawn. Refer to your manufacturer’s vehicle manual for specifics on how to set the appropriate charging times. 

2. It is important for you to limit the amount of electricity you draw during charging. We recommend you reduce the current draw to no more than eight amps. By doing so, this should allow two electric cars to charge simultaneously in the same bank of carports. In the event additional cars plug into a circuit, the amperage should be reduced to five amps or less. 

Please communicate with your neighbors to coordinate ways to stagger charging. This is also a great way to meet your neighbors. 

Electric vehicle owners must obtain a decal from Resident Services for an annual cost of $240 before charging. If you wish to operate a personal golf cart while using the golf course, a $60 annual fee (Trail Fee) is required.  Golf staff will ensure your profile reflects this purchase when you check in for play.

A decal on your electric vehicle must be in sight in order to avoid any notice of violation or a fine. 

Golf cart owners pay a $120 annual fee for electricity use. Third Mutual charges $155 annually for electricity use at a carport space. Fees for EV charging at the Community Center are as follows:

Level 2 Chargers

  • Village residents: $0.17/kWh
  • Other: $0.30/kWh
  • First four hours are free; $2 per hour thereafter

Level 3 (fast) Chargers

  • Village residents: $0.25/kWh
  • Other: $0.40/kWh
  • First four hours are free; $2 per hour thereafter

Call Resident Services at 949-597-4600 if you have any questions. 

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