Need guidance to installing charging in your building?… We have a new guide for that

January 12, 2021

You’ve done your research. You’re ready to buy your first electric vehicle (EV), and now you need to convince your Strata Council that your parking stall requires a charger. Don’t let this prevent you from getting the car you want. There are likely other drivers in your building wanting charging as well. Preparation is part of the process to help you achieve your goal.

Plug In BC is pleased to present a new guide aimed to assist residents with the selection, installation and maintenance of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in MURBs. It provides a step-by-step template to the process of making plug-in vehicle charging widely and easily available.

EV uptake is on the rise — particularly among the increasing number of individuals and families living in MURBs — and with that growth is the need for more EV charging. The vast majority of charging occurs at home, so access to “at home” charging is a critical factor determining whether households will purchase an EV. Retrofitting an existing MURB for EV charging presents unique challenges, so this guide aims to assist your strata in navigating the process of installing EV chargers efficiently and effectively.

The compiled information is intended to help building owners, managers, and operators of multi-unit residential buildings and mixed-use commercial/ residential buildings (MURBs), to support this important, ongoing transition to clean energy vehicles. It has been developed by the Fraser Basin Council, in partnership with the province of British Columbia’s CleanBC Go Electric Program, and in consultation with industry experts, to provide the most reliable and relevant information available.

View the guide here.

If you have questions about installing charging stations at MURBs or workplaces and accessing CleanBC Go Electric rebates, contact an EV Advisor. Help is on the way!