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DISCOVER OUR EV CHARGING SOLUTIONS

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WHAT TYPE OF EV CHARGERS SHOULD WE INSTALL?

EV chargers come in all shapes, sizes, and power ratings. Different chargers are used for different settings depending on several factors. The most efficient option for multi-residential buildings are Level 2 EV chargers. The goal of a Level 2 charger is not to fill up your EV as quickly as possible. Rather, Level 2 chargers will fill up most vehicles within a couple of hours without putting an unreasonable demand for power on your building’s existing electrical infrastructure.

Specifically, a 6.6 kW Level 2 charger will add about 30 km of range for every hour spent charging. If you drive around 50 kmevery day, you can fill up your EV each evening with less than 2 hours of charging.

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LEVEL 2

MULTI-RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Up to 32 km/hour

The most efficient and cost effective option for multi-residential buildings are Level 2 EV chargers. The goal of a Level 2 charger is not to fill up your EV as quickly as possible. Rather, Level 2 chargers will fill up most vehicles within a couple of hours without putting an unreasonable demand for power on your building’s existing electrical infrastructure.

LEVEL 3

HIGH-TRAFFIC COMMERCIAL

Up to 290 km/hour

Level 3 chargers, also known as DC fast-charging, offers 10 to 20 times the charging speed of the more widely used level II mid-speed chargers. In other words, 15 minutes at a Level 3 station could provide the same charge as 5 hours at a Level 2 station. Level 3 charging units come at a substantial premium and requires additional infrastructure.

READY TO HOST EV CHARGING STATIONS AT YOUR PROPERTY?

MULTI-STATION POWER MANAGEMENT

Power management allows your building’s electric infrastructure to support dramatically more EV chargers by adjusting the output of each charger depending on how many EVs are plugged in. Choosing a solution with power management is crucial for future-proofing your building. Below is an example of four 32-amp EV chargers installed on a panel with only 80 amps available. The same principal can be applied across your whole building to quadruple your EV capacity.

POWER MANAGEMENT EXAMPLE
4 chargers, max amperage of 80 A

Two cars plugged in, each charger draws its max amperage of 32 A.

Two more cars plug in. Amperage is dropped so that total power usage remains under 80 A.

As one car finishes charging, power is redistributed to the remaining chargers.

EV CHARGER MANAGEMENT

The electric vehicle charging experience for both property managers and multi-family residents is defined by EV charger management services, sometimes called “network management”. This includes software and services bundled with EV chargers that are tailored to the needs of property managers and EV drivers.

metroEV supports both types of multi-family charging: community charging, where EV chargers are installed in visitor parking spots to be shared by multiple residents; and dedicated charging, where each resident gets their own EV charger in their private parking space.

Our exclusive provider of charger management software is ChargeLab. We’ve chosen to work with this Canadian supplier because of the flexibility and convenience of their platform. For multi-family buildings like yours, ChargeLab’s EV charger management platform offers these key features:

1. Access control
Control who can access each charger

2. Reporting
Monitor charger usage & generate reports

3. Billing
Bill residents for the electricity they use

4. Technical support
Help setting up & managing your EV charging program

5. Power management
Share power across chargers to support more EVs

READY TO HOST EV CHARGING STATIONS AT YOUR FACILITY?

ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN CANADA

These days, we mostly hear about the second two types of EVs: plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). It is the sales of PHEVs and BEVs that have been growing exponentially in the past few years, and it is also these vehicles creating demand for charging infrastructure.

Canadians are noticing the increasing range and decreasing price of electric vehicles, with the number of plug-in EVs on the road doubling in the last year and more than tripling since 2017. This trend is not slowing down, especially on the BEV side: every major auto manufacturer has announced plans to release a fleet of fully-electric cars. New options like the Hyundai Kona and Audi e-tron are already hitting the road, adding to the existing selection of popular EVs like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, and Tesla’s full line-up. With over 100,000 plug-in EVs now on the road in Canada, it’s no surprise that your building is thinking about installing EV chargers. metroEV can assist you on your journey to becoming an EV-ready multi-family building.