Do you live in a Condo? Townhouse? Strata?

On this page we have several references and links to help you to work with your strata to install EV infrastructure in you complex.

BC Hydro Rebates

Effective June 15th 2023, BC Hydro announced that they have used up all of the rebate money available, as such, there is currently no rebate funding for EV infrastructure in place for strata's to utilize. The maximum that was available was up to $120,000.
HOWEVER: Also effective June 15th, 2023, the announced that there is a federal rebate availble for stand-alone chargers for stratas and businesses. 50% of cost to install each charger plug, or $5,000, whichever is lower. To a maximum of $25,000.

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City of Nanaimo steps up to help homeowners!

Nanaimo City council is now offering rebates for homeowners of all stripes to help offset the cost of EV chargers and infrastructure.

Strata Infrastructure Meeting

On Saturday September 10th, 2022, MVIEVA held our first in-person meeting since before Covid-19 hit. Our topic was strata infrastructore for EV charging. Click below to see the PowerPoint, and also the handout.

Webinars from VISOA

The Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (VISOA) is presenting a series of webinars to provide comprehensive information catered to strata owners and corporations about the Clean BC – Go Electric Charger Rebate Program, understanding how the Strata Property Act applies, as well as governance and management related to EV charging systems

To register for upcoming webinars, or to view past ones, click below

Condominium Home Owners Association of BC

This video from the
Condominium Home Owners Association of British Columbia, outlines the many steps towards making your building EV Ready: 
"Modernizing your building for Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE)"

A MURB's Guide

MURB's (Multi Unit Residential Buildings)
This website is an excellent guide for working with or on strata councils

Haro View Condo's in Victoria

The Haro View Condo's strata council in Victoria recently installed EV infrastructure in their building. They created an easy, step by step guide of their process, and were kind enough to share this with us.

Planning to install EV chargers in your condo? You’ll need a strategy

Installing EV chargers in condominiums/strata and multi-unit residential buildings can be a challenge. Charging consultant Maxime Charron shares a six-step plan for success

Bylaws and Studies

California MURB Needs Study

A study done in San Mateo County

Bylaw Resolution

A bylaw resolution passed by
another strata

CHOA Report

A report created for EV Charging Stations on Strata Property

Three Stratas, Three Solutions for Electric Vehicle Charging

Patience is key to finding the best option (and owner support) for Level 2 chargers  Do your homework. Talk to multiple vendors. And have patience with apartment owners, who may initially balk at the idea of adding electric vehicle chargers to a strata parking lot, but who can be won over.

These are the recommendations of three strata council members who, despite some hiccups along the way, found a way to install Level 2 charging to parking stalls in their apartment buildings. Each opted for a different solution, but all three have emerged with some consensus on what it takes to get it done.

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