Accelerating electric-vehicle adoption, a strengthening business case and government cash are encouraging the wider rollout of EV chargers in multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs). As a result, innovators are introducing specialized technology to get parking garages up to speed.
Once focused on other green building projects such as LED retrofits and heating and ventilation upgrades, Toronto-based EnerSavings Inc. began installing chargers in MURBs in British Columbia four years ago. It’s now offering turnkey charging services coast to coast and preparing for a surge in demand as building owners and tenants make the EV transition.
“The tsunami is on its way,” EnerSavings CEO Kevin Lisso told Automotive News Canada.
Charger installations account for about 10 per cent of the company’s revenue today, but that’s expected to increase to 40 per cent by 2025.
The company, which employs about 130 people, offers end-to-end service, Lisso said. The process begins with an energy audit to determine how much electricity a building has available for EV chargers, then runs through design and installation.
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