This sample survey can be used to gauge interest, priorities, and budget for a multi-unit residential building seeking to develop an electric vehicle charging strategy where the context calls for the use of demand charge controllers.

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Survey
Residential Electric Vehicle Charging

 

Hello Residents,

Recently our board has begun to see an increase in requests for electric vehicle (EV) charging installations. Given that new residential buildings are increasingly offering this amenity, we need to act in order to preserve our property value.

In order to do this we will need to develop an electric vehicle charging installations that best suits our building. We will need insight into your thoughts on the opportunities and routes available to us. For these reasons, we kindly ask that you fill out this questionnaire.

Please note that the electric vehicle charging installations will:

  • Be powered from the existing electrical infrastructure from each unit
  • Will automatically bill the electricity consumed by the EV charger to the associated electrical meter
  • Allows the connection of an EV charger with real-time reading of energy available

Name: ________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________

Q1 – Do you eventually see the acquisition of an electric vehicle?
❑ Yes
❑ No
❑ Maybe
❑ I’m not sure

Q2 – If yes, in what time frame?
❑ Within the next 2 years
❑ Within the next 5 years
❑ Within the next 8 years
❑ I’m not sure

Q3 – Would you like the possibility of eventually plugging in an electric vehicle at your designated parking space?
❑ Yes
❑ No
❑ Maybe
❑ I’m not sure

Q4 – If yes, when would you like to be able to charge an electric vehicle in your parking stall?
❑ Within the next 6 months
❑ Within 1 year
❑ Within 2 years
❑ Within 5 years
❑ I’m not sure

Q5 – Would you like to be notified if a grouped installation was organized?
❑ Yes
❑ No
❑ Maybe

Q6 –For a harmonized, aesthetic, and cost effective installation, it’s possible to collectively install certain electrical components for multiple tenants at once. Would you be in favour of steps being taken to install certain components for all the parking spaces?
[For Quebec Residents: the Government of Quebec currently has an incentive program for the installation costs in multi-unit residential buildings.]
❑ Yes
❑ No
❑ Maybe

Q7 – If you are in favour of a global installation, how much would you foresee spending on this type of project?
This amount would be per unit per parking space(s). Note that the cost of fully installing a charging station can vary between [$W] and [$X] and the cost of installing a partial charging station (only the base components) can vary between [$Y] and [$Z]*.
❑ $0
❑ Between $500 and $1,000
❑ Between $1,000 et $2,000
❑ Between $2,000 et $3,000
❑ Between $3,000 et $4,000
❑ Between $4,000 et $5,000
❑ Between $5,000 et $6,000
❑ I prefer not to say

Q8 – If a global installation was selected for basic components, how do you believe that this should be financed?
❑ By a special contribution
❑ By the current reserve fund
❑ By a loan, repaid with an increase to condominium fee
❑ Other: _____________________

* For Quebec Residents: The cost of fully installing a charging station can vary between $2,000 and $6,000 and the cost of installing a partial charging station (only the base components) can vary between $1,000 and $3,000. It might be possible to have a reimbursement of up to 50% with a government Incentive Program.