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EV Charging Part 2: Home Installation Checklist

May 19th 2022 | Lia Ortiz

In the first part of this Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers series, we took a look at the three different levels of chargers. This time, we will concentrate on the Level 2 Charger as well as the process on how to get one installed in your own home, townhouse, or apartment.

 

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Home, Townhouse, and Apartment Installation Checklist

  Detached Home Townhouse or Apartment
Get Permission Confirm with Technical Safety BC to see if your home is approved for installation. Obtain an electrical permit from your municipality. Contact your strata to start the installation request. Make sure to read the rules of the building and wait to receive a pre-approval from BC Hydro.
Hire Electrician or Contractor Hire a certified electrician/contractor that meets qualifications. For EV rebates, have them complete a contractor consultation form. Hire a certified electrician/contractor that meets qualifications. For EV rebates, have them complete a contractor consultation form.
Check Electrical System & Space Determine where you will place the charger and if there is sufficient space to accommodate it. Make sure there is a solid infrastructure to accommodate charging stations.
User Agreement N/A For apartments, establish an agreement for installation with other residents.
Rebate Application Once your EV charger is installed, sign the documentation required and submit your rebate online. You may submit a rebate pre-approval for purchasing and installing EV chargers. Once installed, sign the documentation required and submit your rebate online.
Purchase Charger Check which models are eligible for rebates and compatible with your infrastructure. Check which models are eligible for rebates and compatible with your infrastructure.
Installation & Inspection A safety officer must inspect the electrician’s work before any wiring is finalized. They must complete the contactor consultation form for a rebate. A safety officer must inspect the electrician’s work before any wiring is finalized. They must complete the contactor consultation form for a rebate.

 

For more information on EVs and chargers, please contact your local OpenRoad Dealership today. To learn more about the different types of chargers, please refer to part 1 of this series.

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Lia Ortiz OpenRoad

Lia Ortiz has been in the automotive industry for 5 years. Starting out as a public relations and events coordinator for Honda Philippines, she then moved to Vancouver and is currently working as a Digital Marketing Strategist for OpenRoad Auto Group. She specializes in SEO, SEM, and Social Media Advertising (with a little bit of writing on the side).

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