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ON to lift EV roadblocks for condos

S'toon

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Condo dwellers in Ontario will soon have an easier time charging their electric vehicles at home, part of a province-wide plan to reduce emissions and fight climate change, the government announced Monday.

According to a news release, the government will ease the requirements necessary for residents to get approval from their condo corporations to install electric vehicle charging stations, and prevent condo boards from rejecting owners' applications to install charging stations when certain conditions have been met.

The changes go into effect May 1.


"One of the largest contributing factors that inhibits drivers from purchasing an electric vehicle is the fear of having nowhere to charge it," said Government and Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles in the release.

The government hopes that by making it easier for condo owners to charge electric vehicles, the changes will encourage a shift away from gas-powered vehicles.

According to the government, Ontario's Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program has encouraged the installation of nearly 3,000 home charging stations since 2013.

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Province to lift electric vehicle roadblocks for condo owners | CBC News
 
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Yes, I hope this helps get charging in place sooner. The actual process seems similar to before, except there are no delays or potential risks from having to seek approval of other owners. The biggest benefit seems that boards can not deny the application except on technical or safety grounds.
 
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What happens to all these plans if Doggie and Tania take over?

The changes take effect May 1st. The election is June 7th. This specific change isn't costing the province anything, so there are no political points to be gained by rolling it back. The current rebates for EVs and charger installations are another story.
 
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realtycoon

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Unfortunately it doesn't do anything to address the substantial costs to retrofit condo parking for EV charging.
Just seems to be another desperate attempt by the Liberals before they get swept out. All fluff but no substance to the announcement.
 
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S'toon

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Unfortunately it doesn't do anything to address the substantial costs to retrofit condo parking for EV charging.
Just seems to be another desperate attempt by the Liberals before they get swept out. All fluff but no substance to the announcement.
Well, to be fair, "all fluff and no substance" describes every announcement by any political party in Canada. I'm not impressed with any of them.
 
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RedSafari

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These changes were in the works for many months, I believe, as they had to go through the legislature. It’s a change to provincial law.

There’s also a new building code in effect that requires 20% of parking with EVSE, the rest with rough-in installed in high rise condos: DeMarco Allan LLP | Home
 

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