A new (and free) educational guide for property managers, unit owners and condo boards aims to demystify the complex process of installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in multi-unit residential buildings.
Demand for EVs is on the rise. KPMG Canada estimates that 68 per cent of Canadians will consider buying one as their next vehicle purchase. EV advocates are raising the flag that home charging infrastructure will need to keep up with demand.
Murbly, an online platform that offers educational resources and tools to simplify EV charging installation in MURBs, produced the nation-wide “EV Ready Planning: A Guide for MURBs,” with financial support from Natural Resources Canada. It contains guidance for making a building “EV ready,” depending on the region. Adding charging equipment in multi-unit dwellings doesn’t only affect EV owners.
“In recent years, we have noticed more and more concerns from multi-unit residential buildings’ residents regarding the charging possibility that their building offers,” says Marie-Pier Corbeil, co-founder of Murbly. “The requests come not only from electric vehicle owners, but also from residents who do not want their property’s value to drop due to lack of access to charging.”
The guide, produced by an all-female team, is about thirty pages long and attempts to detail all the steps necessary, in addition to giving a range of useful resources depending on the region.