FLO, Canada’s largest electric vehicle charging network, congratulates the Government of Ontario for its leadership in helping condo residents access electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their buildings, and fully enjoy the benefits of electric mobility.
Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services recently announced a series of changes to the Condominium Act regulations that will aid the process of installing EV charging stations in condo buildings. The changes will come into effect on May 1st, 2018.
The new regulations allow condo boards to install EV charging systems without needing an owner vote if certain conditions are met. They also limit the grounds under which condo boards can deny a condo owner’s completed request to install an EV charging system.
“Home is proven to be the place where the majority of EV charging occurs, making it crucial for EV drivers living in condos to be able to charge at home. This step will help propel EV adoption and will get Ontario significantly closer to achieving its target of 5% of new passenger car sales being zero emission vehicles by 2020 set out in Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan. We offer our congratulations to the Government of Ontario for easing this process,” says Brookes Shean, Regional General Manager, Central Canada for FLO.
As Canada’s leader in EV charging solutions, FLO is well-positioned to assist building managers and condo owners in deploying charging infrastructure in their buildings and has extensive installation experience in all types of commercial and residential buildings. FLO develops custom solutions for condo buildings that allow individual owners to access a dedicated charging station at their personal parking space in exchange for a monthly fee.
FLO solely utilizes “smart” charging stations equipped with energy management features that help reduce installation and energy costs for building managers and condo owners while making it easy to add more stations as demand grows. FLO’s charging stations are manufactured in Canada and designed to withstand harsh Canadian winter conditions.