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Are their buildings in the Toronto area that are electric car friendly. Anyone own a volt that has put a charger in their building.
I can't speak to the exact ones, but yes.Are their buildings in the Toronto area that are electric car friendly. Anyone own a volt that has put a charger in their building.
In two years, who knows how many places will have adopted "EVSE available" as a feature of their property? "Before you buy" is an excellent time to enter into discussions about EVSE installation as well. The Volt does reasonably well as a hybrid all by itself as 5l/100km is reachable. (And as for the Prime, the only real reason for it over a regular Prius is the fact that it also can be plugged in, so it faces the same issues for the condo as the Volt.)Still on the fence about buying a volt either the gen 1 or gen 2 because we will be moving into a condo in about 2 years .I have done some reading on the prius prime and am wondering if it may be a better option because it is more of hybred as opposed to an EV with a range extender.
LOL... they probably complained about having cable TV and Washer/Dryer hookups too... I mean sheesh, now everyone will want oneOne of the concern of the condo board of directors, is, and I quote "If we let you do this, how do we let others do the same?
Update 31 June 2017:I'm in this situation right now. wrong of me was to assume it would be easy-peasy... Long story short: I own a condo in a building of 16. 4 x 4 floors. I live on the 4th floor. My meter is in interior garage mech room, which is 25 feet away from my interior parking spot. And of course my electrical panel is in my condo, on the fourth floor.
I'd like to have a 240 outlet installed near my parking spot. The electrician is coming Tuesday to look at the sit and give me estimate. My idea was to split after the hydro meter in the mech room, install a sub panel, and flex conduit to the parking spot outlet. I'm not sure if that is within code (the split after the meter part)
Other solution is that there are 2 empty hydro meter in the mech room (for expansion), so same as above except start from fresh hydro meter and I'll 2 meters on my hydro bill. (although this would cost more I think due to the price of the meter and the hydro guy has to come in for that(more labour))
One of the concern of the condo board of directors, is, and I quote "If we let you do this, how do we let others do the same, let says 4 more people would want this?
So, anyhow, I'll wait and see what the master electrician says on Tuesday and we'll go from there.
I'll keep update...