Seems to me like you are loosing focus.
Lots of users have posted good advice about seeing a lawyer, moving, trying to get in touch with the management, etc, but you aren't responding to those posts.
Do you have some thoughts, why you don't want to move, or why you have not already seen a lawyer?
OP, you're a fellow Californian. As you well know by your emails and posts, California is a 'right to charge' state. The landlord cannot just say 'no'. It's good that you're quoting the law. It may be worth having the law quoted to the owner via legal letterhead, or retain a lawyer for an hour to do this (unless you have a lawyer friend who can help out).
I've had a similar issue where I had to appeal to my HOA to upgrade the pathetic 60a electrical panel, or at least run new electric cable to my garage for a dedicated charger. I quoted the same laws in my appeal in a very friendly but legally-sourced query.
Op disagree with my previous post all you want, but I quote from yor ca code
4) Obligation of the lessee to pay the lessor all costs associated with the lessor’s installation of the charging station and its infrastructure prior to any modification or improvement being made to the leased property. The costs associated with modifications and improvements shall include, but are not limited to, the cost of permits, supervision, construction, and, solely if required by the contractor, consistent with its past performance of work for the lessor, performance bonds.
I'm in a similar situation and I have a connection box installed just above the meter,The installation looks more complicated than normal since your breaker box is probably in your apartment.
Coming right off the meter will cost more and you may have to turn off the power to the complex.
I can’t tell from the picture.
Why don't you make him (help him make) such a document since you are the only one we know who has one.
Then he can send it to them via certified mail at the address on his lease, and who knows if it is valid in court, but at least it will cost them $ to consult their attorney on the question.
Did you read the law that I put a link to?
Can't quite tell from the photos but it looks like your panel feed will need to be intercepted and a new main panel installed. Probably going to be a $3-4,000 job and 1-2 days. I wouldn't get your hopes up about it being less. That's after you get past the landlord issue which also sounds like it is going to take some kind of attorney's fee to get done.
Why not get an electrician out for an estimate? You don't need to give him the entire back story. Just get a price. You should be able to get that much for free.
First off, I am a Landlord and I'd gladly let you pay for this work to be done.
However, as the tenant, I wouldn't make the effort to fight about it if they refused.
Why? Without knowing your lease terms, if I was the Landlord you have, I'd hammer you on any renewal and hold you to every unreasonable term in the lease.
So if you have the vindictive type of landlord, you may be opening yourself up to a long term headache.
Apparently the law says you must put up the money too for having it removed if you move!I'm going to quote Steve's post, because regardless of what the law is, the reality is exactly what Steve said. I say that as a lawyer, a commercial landlord, and a residential landlord. Any tenant that shoves the law in my face becomes a problem tenant. And problem tenants do not get renewed. There is absolutely nothing in the lease or law that says I have to renew your lease. Do you really want to spend several thousand dollars installing a charger for the next tenant?