Once BC Hydro has pre-approved your request, you may move forward with installation.
Once you have received approval to move forward with installation, a written agreement will be required. It is recommended to engage a strata lawyer to review bylaws, help draft amendments and user agreements. When drafting an agreement, the following questions should be considered:
Working with the certified electrician, you can now begin the electrical work required to upgrade your space. In the case of EV Ready Plans, this will require the electrician to install an energized outlet at each parking stall with enough capacity to install a Level 2 charger.
The certified electrician will arrange the proper permits and electrical inspection, and will ensure that the installation is completed to code. Use contractors that are familiar with electric vehicle charging and have experience installing chargers in apartments and townhouses.
There are several ways to track and bill for electric vehicle charging in apartments and townhouses. The option that is right for you will depend on your charging and building situation. You should seek legal advice to determine if the option is feasible under your strata rules and the Strata Property Act.
Options to bill for electricity used from EV charging include:
Please note that the information on this website is intended only to be used as a starting point and is not a substitute for getting legal or other professional advice. For more details, refer to our
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