TK Belbaumkar explaining on how you can get charging station into your strata title home
Teertharaj Belgaumkar <tkbelgaumkar@gmail.com>
May 20

to me 
Hi Fred, After going through several steps I was able to get permission from our Strata council to install a level 2 charger in my private garage located in a large multiple unit complex.On enquiry, I was asked to complete an " Idemnity agreement for strata lot and common property alteration" and submit it with neumerous supporting documents. These documents included the following:
1.The electric contracter's name and address
2.Contracter's business licence #
3.Workmens compensation board registration of the contracter with attached certificate in good standing
4.Contracter's insurance certificate
5. Home owner's  insurance certificate and
6. Building permit to be obtained by the contracter.
 
It was important to find a reputable company who could provide all these documents. I chose " Patriot electric" as my contracter and they were very complient and good.
 
I hope this information is helpful.
 
                                                             Cheers: T.K.Belgaumkar
Teertharaj Belgaumkar <tkbelgaumkar@gmail.com>
May 20

to me 
Hi Fred, After going through several steps I was able to get permission from our Strata council to install a level 2 charger in my private garage located in a large multiple unit complex.On enquiry, I was asked to complete an " Idemnity agreement for strata lot and common property alteration" and submit it with neumerous supporting documents. These documents included the following:
1.The electric contracter's name and address
2.Contracter's business licence #
3.Workmens compensation board registration of the contracter with attached certificate in good standing
4.Contracter's insurance certificate
5. Home owner's  insurance certificate and
6. Building permit to be obtained by the contracter.
 
It was important to find a reputable company who could provide all these documents. I chose " Patriot electric" as my contracter and they were very complient and good.
 
I hope this information is helpful.
 
                                                             Cheers: T.K.Belgaumkar
Hi Fred, After going through several steps I was able to get permission from our Strata council to install a level 2 charger in my private garage located in a large multiple unit complex.On enquiry, I was asked to complete an " Idemnity agreement for strata lot and common property alteration" and submit it with neumerous supporting documents. These documents included the following:
1.The electric contracter's name and address
2.Contracter's business licence #
3.Workmens compensation board registration of the contracter with attached certificate in good standing
4.Contracter's insurance certificate
5. Home owner's  insurance certificate and
6. Building permit to be obtained by the contracter.
 
It was important to find a reputable company who could provide all these documents. I chose " Patriot electric" as my contracter and they were very complient and good.
 
I hope this information is helpful.
 
                                                             Cheers: T.K.Belgaumkar














New BC Funding December 6, 2012
ICC Fund link:http://www.livesmartbc.ca/incentives/transportation/EV-toolkit.html

 $500 Charging Station Grant

Livesmartbc,ca/incentives/transportation/

Just call your local Electrician for a quote and schedule your installation.

 

The installation of your level II charging station should cost about $300,

 

 if you are within 12 feet of  your electrical panel.

 

Below are several options and links of Companies selling  charging

 

 stations.


Schneider Electric
EVlink Indoor 30A Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Model: EV2430WS|Internet/Cat: 989931 | Store Special Order SKU: 1000522758

Product sold: online only

$799.00

Online Inventory

19511511646160879

18 available

 
 
 

Sun Country Highway


 

Small, Reliable, Built to Automotive Standards. The LCS-25 from Sun Country Highway is the ideal solution for home charging. Since the last thing you need is one more item in your garage, we have packed close to 5kW of power in this small package. Installs quickly and you are on your way!

Easy to install – have your electrician install • indoors or out!

Reclosure–if your car can be charged, it will be • charged–guaranteed

Lights–indicates charging status •

Cord Hanger – low profile stores cord and • connector out of the way

Hardwired – Safe, no dangerous plugs for • prying little fingers

 

  www.suncountryhighway.ca

 

Eaton
Eaton Indoor/Outdoor Electric Vehicle 30Amp Charging Station with Advanced Cord Management

Model: EVSEL230HNAW|Internet/Cat: 998395 | Store SKU: 1000749644        Product sold: online only   www.homedepot.com

Description:
If you have just bought an Electric Vehicle you will need an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger that is easy to use, simple to install and reliable. Legrand's Level 2 Charging Station is all this and a whole lot more. It provides homes and buildings with user-friendly plug-in charging solutions that are economical to own and dependable. Certified by ETL to all applicable UL standards, the Legrand Electric Vehicle Charging Station is able to power up your car for the energy efficient highway. It incorporates Pass & Seymour's GFCI protection, allowing you to charge in confidence. Legrand's Level 2 Charging Station is brought to you by a company that has been a recognized leader in developing innovative electrical products for over 100 years.

Legrand Electric Vehicle (EV) Level 2 Charging Station

Model # L2EVSE16

Internet # 203013921

Overall rating 
749.003.9 / 5                                   www.homedepot.com
 
 

LEAF explored Routes and Range figures

Approximate average range figures.

Eco driving!

NOTE:

Range

15

Plus 10 km

Reserve

PLus 1

Turtle

car stops!

Judith

LEAF explored Routes and Range figures

Starting

Charge left

Reported by

From

To

KM

Range

Travelled Speeds

On Arrival

Speed

Saanich

Swatzbay

170

Posted

50-90

126

Fred

Swatzbay

Saanich

88

Posted

50-90

38

Fred

Victoria

Nanaimo

192

80

up Hat 60

15

add 55

80

7

Fred

Qualicum

Nanaimo

170

70

125

add 45 to go to Victoria 70

70

19

Fred

Victoria

Millbay

172

Posted

60-90

100

add 20 to Nanaimo

65

Fred

Mill Bay

Victoria

102

Posted

60-90

48

Fred

Colwood Corner

Nanaimo

160

average

70

22

add 40 to Qualicom

Bruce

Saanich

Shawnigan Lake

172

posted

50-90

86

Fred

Shanigan Lake via Mill Bay to Victoria

92

posted

50-90

28

Campus Nissan

Fred

Colwood

Duncan

55

188

posted

50-90

110

Judith

Colwood

Mill Bay

Colwood

70

136

posted

50-90

30

Judith

North Van

Squamish

58

175

trafic

30-60

67

Bruce

Squamish

Function Junction

26

67

trafic

30-60

1

Bruce

Functio Junction

Whisler City HaLL

8

29

trafic

30-60

22

Bruce

Whisler

Squamish

34

152

trafic

30-60

144

tempr -7

Bruce

Squamish

N Van Nissan Dealer

58

144

trafic

30-60

29

7

Bruce

Energy

Economy

Ranking

KW/hr

Bruce

7

Judith

7.9

Gold

Fred

7.1

Gold

Hi Fred and everyone,
 
I went over my notes and saw that I probably 'averaged' slightly better than 70 km/hr enroute to Nanaimo. I did, however, leave from the Sun Country charge station at Colwood Corners with a full charge. Total distance ~ 101 km (not incl, my doubling back from the lights/shopping centre at the bottom of the hill, to Ron and Nancy's about 3 - 4 km). Still arrived at Nanaimo with 22 km left (would've been ~ 25 if I hadn't doubled back). Only plugged in at Ron and Nancy's for 2 - 3 minutes, long enough for the Leaf to 'record' their station. It might be possible to average 80, will try that next time. As for the Malahat, I kept up with the flow of traffic on all the uphill portions but stayed right (and at the speed limit) when it was 2 lanes and safe to do so. When available, I would stay behind a commercial truck (when 2 lanes of course) and pace them. That way, I could match their speed and not tick off other drivers.
 
Regards,
Bruce
Now here is Arno' report:
we truly appreciate and have already benefitted plenty from the received and freely distributed information and experiences of the full range of users of the Leaf. We have done things which we would otherwise have been hesitant to do, and we now understand much better how to evaluate how much driving can be done with the electric charge remaining with the car, for example the scare of crossing the Malahat is now totally gone. It literally took 3 bars of charge to climb the Malahat from Goldstream park - and an initially scary yet meaningless 90 km off the range - about half of this was regained by our arrival at Mill Bay. Also on return we made it fromNanaimo to Colwood starting from Beban park with a full charge and having 48 km and 4 electric charge bars remaining on the car at home in Colwood, driving at full highway speed limits, except for being careful climbing the hills especially from Mill Bay to the top of Malahat, we kept it on this section to 80 km per hour and at short times even let it slip below it. I can see that if we would have kept at the speed limit we would probably have been eating another one or two bars from the capacity and would have had less than 25 km on arrival. I will write a report of the lessons learned. I believe in and feel highly motivated to providing input to the pool of user experience. We will provide funding and user experience information to it. 

 
Driving 80km/hr to Nanaimo
 
 
Here is some more help for Nanaimo travelers, while we wait for our EVFCS.
I decided to travel to Nanaimo/Coombs/Qualicum at no less than 80 km/hr.
Saanich/Mount Doug:  leaving 6:40 a.m. Range 192 km
Millbay/Ron & Nancy: Range 85 km Traveled 43.6 km ( 30 min charge ) left 8:05 a.m. Range 107
Duncan: arrived: 8:25 Range /92 km in Range
Ladysmith: arrived 7:42 Range / 42 km Range
Nanaimo: arrived at 9:12 a.m. Range left 15 km distance traveled 114 km total travel time 
2 hrs 35 min ( fast charger in Duncan will make it less than 2 hrs., same as gas car )
Leaving Nanaimo after a 2 hr charge with a Range of 68 km at 11 a.m.
Coombs/Andrew Sheret to pick up a 40 gallon HWT in my leaf,  arrived in Coombs with a 7 mile Range having traveled a total of
160 km. Time 12 Noon. :)
a fast charger would cut the trip down to 2:30 hrs  Saanich to Coombs or Qualicum
                                                            Happy Leafing, Fred
VLC

   I have returned from my road trip to Coombs.
Stopped at the L2 in Nanaimo for a top up and tried out my
portable LCS - 25 on a 20 amp circuit in Coombs.
No problem re-charging at 3.5 KW/hr
Did some shopping and a movie at the Woodgrove  Center 
and used one of their brand new Levitron Charging stations
with my credit card. Stopped charging with a range of 135 Km.
My car re-charged to 165 Km. by the time a drove into downtown 
Nanaimo. 
135 Km range will get you from Woodgrove to Saanich
with 9km range left to spare.

The Chargers are located near Toys are Us. The charging stations are 
advertised on all Woodgrove's billboards  ( TV's )

Please email valuable info to all VLC members.


Fred





Ron & Nancy's Mill Bay level II charging station 

Brian and Betty's Shawnigan Lake level II charging station

Qualicum Beach Level I and 220v twist plug portable charging station. City Hall and Qualicum foods parkades. 5 charging station level II coming soon.