webeleafowners wrote:Hi Folks. In our small town of 55000 we have 3 public level 2 stations and a single CHADEMO/CCS station. All free. Yes, including the CHADEMO. They are located in not too bad proximity down town with one being at a university that rarely gets used. We spent part of our winter in Palm Springs California and kinda got used to all the level 2 charging avaiable at malls and shopping areas and parks etc. The marketing worked. We tended to gravitate to those shopping areas and restaurants. Everybody wins.
We would like to approach a local shopping mall/area and have them consider putting in an EV charger. Maybe even help with crowd sourcing contributions to aid putting it in. There are a couple areas in town that could use a few level 2 stations but I'm not sure of the proper way to approach them. I think this type of installation may also aid the appartment dwellers who want an EV as well.
Any one been down this road. Any suggestions.
During the BC Livesmart Incentive program from 2012 to early 2014, there were cash rebates for commercial type installations IIRC about $15.000 limit and residential rebates for personal EVSE equipment for $500 (which I took advantage of) sourced through this webpage: http://www.livesmartbc.ca/incentives/tr ... bates.html
Note the page now gets redirected to the new program which includes the $3k scrap it program, obviously trying to concentrate the funds into new vehicles and not so much infrastructure.
The new program for 2017 however includes incentives for multi residential buildings and updates to the building code also.http://pluginbc.ca/40-million-new-funding-evs/
I think there will be little expansion in the commercial end until some incentive is there. It is great news though that the existing infrastructure
will be maintained and expanded to several areas re; a survey that was sent last year to all EV registered owners in BC.
And a map showing existing locations as well as new and under proposal :https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 437499&z=7
BTW your lucky to have a free QC setup ours is $.35/kWh plus $.50 for parking