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Some owners opted for an electric as their next vehicle and were then in need of charging equipment at their home. The Condo Board, who was already keen on the idea of having shared EVSEs installed, reached out to murbly.com (then RVE) in 2017 in order to find a reasonable, fair, and easily achievable charging solution.

Charging Solutions 

The Block 6 is part of the first condo phases, which regroups a total of eight buildings. Some of the tenants own an interior parking space, but those spaces are limited. The rest of the tenants use the three-storey exterior parking lot which is located in between the buildings. As the electricity meter accessibility was not equal, two solutions had to be adopted.

Accessibles Meters

Installation de bornes de recharge au complexe Urbania | EVEMS Installation at The Urbania
Interior basement parking spaces

The parking spaces located inside had access to the electrical meters as the electrical room is located on the same floor. For these EV chargers the Electric Vehicle Energy Management System was then chosen as the power source and charging solution.

Inaccessible Meters

Installation de bornes de recharge au complexe Urbania | EVEMS Installation at The Urbania
Three-storey exterior parking lot

Because of the configuration for the exterior parking spaces, it was impossible on a short term basis to consider a solution allowing all tenants who own an exterior parking space to have an EVSE installed without choosing the Global Approach. In order for the exterior parking spaces to have access to charging equipment, the board chose to have a shared EVSE installed. An Energy Capacity Study was carried out and determined that the appropriate solution in a context such as this is the addition of a dedicated meter to power the shared two-pistol EVSE.

Installation Approach

Indoor Parking Spaces

Since only a few tenants wished to have an EV charger and because the technical context allowed, the Individual Approach was selected for the interior parking spaces. The tenants who have had a private EVSE installed each paid for their installation. 

Exterior Parking Spaces

As for the shared EVSE for the exterior parking spaces, the Partial Global Approach was selected and allowed for a dual-headed EVSE to be installed and used equally between the users of the exterior parking spaces, who also split the related installation costs.

Set Up

The owners who wanted to have a private EVSE reached out to the vertical board of the complex who then supported and guided them in the process. That being said, each tenant was responsible for overseeing the completion of their own project.

The horizontal board, however, led the operation in the installation of the outdoor shared EVSE. In 2017, a survey was conducted among the tenants in order to assess their interest and most of them were interested in the installation of EV charging equipment. 

They then voted in an extraordinary general meeting – a double majority vote was necessary for the project to move forward.

Installation

The shared ChargePoint charger installation was completed in the winter of 2019 and it was functional in December. All private EVSEs were installed by the same electrical contractor. If other tenants express an interest in obtaining an EVSE in their parking space, they will only have to follow in the footsteps of those with one already installed, the charging solution and proceedings being approved by the board.

Details of the private EVSEs installation
project in the interior parking lot

Work in the Electrical Room

Installation of 3 EVEMS

Work in the Interior Garage

Installation of the piping and cabling for 3 EVSEs 

Work in the Parking Spaces

Installation of 2 EVSEs and one NEMA Plug

Installation de bornes de recharge au complexe Urbania | EVEMS Installation at The Urbania
Installation de bornes de recharge au complexe Urbania | EVEMS Installation at The Urbania
Installation de bornes de recharge au complexe Urbania | EVEMS Installation at The Urbania

Details of the shared EVSE installation
project in the exterior parking lot

Work in the Electrical Room

Installation of a new dedicated electricity meter for the ChargePoint charger 

Installation de bornes de recharge au complexe Urbania | EVEMS Installation at The Urbania
Electricity meter dedicated to the exterior EVSE

Work in the Garage

Installation of the piping and cabling

Borne de recharge installée au complexe Urbania. | EVEMS installed at the Urbania.
Wiring connecting the EVSE to the new meter
Stationnement extérieur du complexe Urbania | Outdoor parking lot of the Urbania
Where the installed wiring runs underground to reach the electrical room
Stationnement intérieur du complexe Urbania | Interior parking lot of the Urbania
Electrical Room Location

Work in the Parking Spaces

Installation of a shared two-pistols ChargePoint charger
Markings for the EV only parking spot

Stationnement extérieur du complexe Urbania | Outdoor parking lot of the Urbania
Installation de bornes de recharge au complexe Urbania | EVEMS Installation at The Urbania

Rebate

This project took advantage of the Roulez Vert  program established by the Quebec Government, through the section “Borne de recharge en multilogement, offering up to 50% cost reimbursement.

Location

Laval, Quebec, Canada

Electrical Contractor

Lilco Électrique (Interior Installations)