In an April 2023 report, the BC government reported that more than 100,000 light-duty electric vehicles were registered in the province in 2022, a 1900% increase since 2016. Electric vehicles, commonly called EVs, accounted for 18% of the 2022 new car sales, the highest percentage in Canada. It’s safe to say that electric cars are here to stay.
As the popularity of electric vehicles continues to rise so does the demand for in-home charging. For single-family homeowners it can be easily fixed, however, for the more than 1.5 million people who live in BC strata communities, issues can arise. The road to installation of EV Charging in these communities has been bumpy for some Resident Owners and Strata Councils.