How to get your strata on board
If you live in an apartment or condo that doesn't have EV charging stations or needs additional parking spots for EV charging, you're probably wondering about the best way to approach your building manager or strata council to get EV charging installed. We're here to help you prepare your request.
Preparing your request
EV charging rebates are available for apartment/condo buildings
There are two provincial rebate options available to help apartment and condo buildings support EV charging. There’s the EV Ready option, which is a set of three cohesive rebates for your project: creating an EV Ready plan for your building, installing the electrical infrastructure to implement your plan, and purchasing and installing the chargers to implement your plan. Or, there’s the option of the standalone EV charger rebate.
What if your request for a Level 2 EV charger is denied?
You don't need a Level 2 charging station to power your EV. You can use a Level 1 charger plugged into a standard three-pronged outlet. It just takes longer to charge.
Also, many people manage to own an EV without charging at home by taking advantage of charging stations at work or at one of the more than 1,000 publicly available chargers in B.C., including a growing network of fast charging stations.