New Legislation in British Columbia Makes EV Charging Stations Accessible in Strata Buildings
May 19, 2023
Exciting news for strata residents in British Columbia! We’re delighted to share that the Province has introduced groundbreaking legislation to make EV charging stations more accessible in residential buildings. At Relight Solutions, we’re passionate about sustainable transportation options, and this development aligns perfectly with our mission. Let’s explore the key changes and how they revolutionize EV charging accessibility in strata buildings.
Enhancing EV Charging Accessibility
- Lowered Voting Threshold: Say goodbye to barriers! The new legislation reduces the voting threshold from 75% to 50% approval, streamlining the process for installing EV charging stations in strata buildings.
- Electrical Planning Report: Ensuring a smooth integration, strata corporations now require an electrical planning report to assess the building’s capacity for future EV charging station expansion.
- Owner-Requested Installations: Empowering strata residents, the legislation allows owners to install EV charging stations at their expense, subject to reasonable criteria, driving EV adoption within strata buildings.
Quick Facts on EV Adoption Initiatives
- The Province has introduced additional initiatives to incentivize EV adoption, such as the CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate program and provincial sales tax exemption on used EVs.
- Remarkable increase in the number of EVs on B.C.’s roads, with over 109,000 electric vehicles as of December 2022.
This forward-thinking legislation is a game-changer for strata residents in British Columbia. At Relight Solutions, we’re committed to supporting this transition and making EV charging stations more accessible. Join us in embracing sustainable transportation, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and contributing to a greener future.
Ready to make the switch to sustainable transportation? Contact us today for a free consultation and discover how we can help you install EV charging stations in your strata building. Together, let’s drive positive change!