Electric Vehicle Charging for Stratas

As strata owners, councils and property managers, you have questions about how to install and manage electric vehicle (EV) chargers and systems in your strata corporation. On this page, you will find webinars, resources, and links to provide the information you need.

With new Federal requirements that all new passenger car and truck sales be zero emission by 2035, it’s important that strata corporations plan for the needs of owners and residents. In BC, the November 2020 mandate letter from the Premier to the Minister Responsible for Housing includes a directive to “bring in “right-to-charge” legislation that will enable installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in more strata and apartment buildings”. If this legislation is enacted, it might require stratas to provide EV charging.

With rebates available from the province of British Columbia and some municipalities, now is the time to future-proof your buildings.

Webinars:

District of Saanich:

VISOA partnered with the District of Saanich to present webinars on November 17 and 18, 2021. The webinars discuss why condo owners in Saanich should consider undertaking a comprehensive retrofit that will provide access to charging for all residential units, the technologies that can make this a cost-effective option, an overview of the process, and the resources and incentives available, including new top-up rebates from the District of Saanich.

Visit Saanich’s website to watch a recording of the webinar Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Retrofits in Condominium Strata Buildings.

 

CleanBC Go Electric

 Clean BC – Go Electric Webinar Series:

VISOA is presenting this series of webinars to provide comprehensive information catered to strata owners and corporations. This series dedicates separate webinars to each of the four rebates in the Clean BC – Go Electric Charger Rebate Program that apply to stratas. One of these webinars will be dedicated to townhouses as the rebates available to townhouses work differently. This series will also help you learn about the steps involved in your project, operating costs and management of these systems in the years that follow, and how to comply with the Strata Property Act every step of the way.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.

  • Saturday, November 20, 2021: EV Ready Plans for Condominium Stratas: Download the slides | Watch on YouTube
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:00 am- 10:00 am: EV Electrical Infrastructure Rebates for Condominium Stratas: Register
  • TBA: EV Charging Stations: Rebates for Stratas
  • TBA: EV Charging for Townhouse Stratas
  • TBA: EV Charging: Is your strata parking stall really yours?
  • TBA: EV Charging Bylaws for Stratas
  • TBA: Strata Rules: User Fees for EV Charging
  • TBA: EV Energy Management Systems for Stratas

Resources and Links:

If you have any suggestions for this page, contact: EVcharging@visoa.bc.ca

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