Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What Stratas Need to Know About Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity in Metro Vancouver. These include:
·         battery electric vehicles;
·         plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; and
·         extended range electric hybrid vehicles.

What does this mean for strata corporations and strata lot owners?
The Condominium Home Owners’ Association of BC (CHOA) with the partnership and support of the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines has identified options and procedures in a newly released guide, Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on Strata Properties in British Columbia.

Part 1 of the guide explores the various aspects a strata corporation needs to consider when installing an electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) in a new or existing multi-family strata corporation. It covers legislative restrictions and regulations, and limitations created by the registered strata plan, easements and covenants and strata corporation bylaws.

Part 2 provides an overview of the technical requirements for EVCS in strata titled properties, an overview of technology, an outline of installation costs and requirements, as well as operational costs.

For a free copy of the guide, visit http://www.choa.bc.ca/ and click on electric vehicle charging station (left-hand side).

Did you know?
There are more than 27,000 strata corporations in BC, collectively representing more than 600,000 strata-titled properties including residential, commercial, industrial, hotels, leasehold marinas and leasehold property.

(Source: REBGV)