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EV Charger Guide

April 1, 2021

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Types of Charging Stations

Level 2: 208 to 240V AC

  • Where you’ll find a Level 2 charger: Home or Work
  • Installation cost: $500 to $2,500
  • Estimated charge time: 4 – 10 hours depending on the vehicle
  • Who it’s for: the public or businesses wanting to provide charging for their employees
  • How much power does it use? As much as a clothes dryer
  • How it connects: you need to contact an electrician to install
  • Stocked by E.B. Horsman & Son

Level 3: 480V DC

  • Where you’ll find a Level 3 charger: Businesses
  • Installation cost: $50,000 to $100,000
  • Estimated charge time: 30 to 45 minutes or less*
  • Who it’s for: the public
  • These pay-per-use charging stations are intended for public use. Just like a gas station, but for charging an electric vehicle.

 

    Available by request

Residential EV Charger Solutions

Leviton EVR-Green®

  • Compatible with all Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Codes, Standards and Recommended Practices, including SAE J1772™, NEC 625, UL 2231 and UL 2594
  • Water-Resistant enclosure is rated NEMA Type 3R for indoor and outdoor use
  • Thermoplastic, vandal-proof enclosure withstands the harshest environments
  • “Auto-Reclosure” feature enables charging to restart following a minor fault, thereby reducing the chance of having an undercharged battery 
  • Integrated On/Off switch to minimize standby power
  • New cable design prevents cord from freezing and cracking in extreme weather, as low as -40°F/-40°C

WATTI Home

  • Level 2 Charger
  • iOS/Android app available that allows you to control charge sessions from your phone, schedule charges, and get notifications if your charging session is interrupted
  • Fully compatible with most plug-in hybrid electric Vehicles

Commercial EV Charger Solutions

Evr-Green® 4000

Evr-Green® 4000 Level 2 Public Use Charging Stations provide corporations, municipalities and utilities industry lead ing EV charging solutions. Integrating design and functionality with superior reliability and durability, the Evr-Green® charging stations are ideal for workplace, commercial, or outdoor public charging.

Common Applications: Office Buildings, MDU Settings, Municipalities, Educational Institutions

LCD Display

  • Provides animated charging instructions in a clear, simple format 
  • Readable in daylight with automatic brightness control
  • 5.7 inch 640X480 resolution active matrix display
  • Full motion 30 fps video support
  • Allows for custom video so that you may communicate with your users or deliver special advertising messaging
  • Download up to 60 seconds of full motion, full-color video* (Video service plan required)

Energy and Power Management

  • Dual head stations allow a single 40 A circuit to be shared between two parking spaces (Power Sharing Kit included)
  • Power select options to use in a 20 A or 30 A dual pole circuit
  • Single vehicle charges at full 6.2/7.2 kW (30 A @ 208/240 V) and two vehicles simultaneously charge at 3.3/3.8 kW (16 A at 208/240 V) each
  • Real-time energy measurement controlled within the modem and communicated through the cloud
  • 15 minute interval recordings of energy use and station status 

EVR-Green® Commercial Line

Evr-Green Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station, 30 A, 208/240 VAC, 7.2kW Output, NEMA Type 3R Enclosure, 25’ Cold Temperature Charging Cable, Hardwired, Includes Mounting Bracket and 2 RFID Cards Whether you are the driver of an electric vehicle, a commercial business owner, a utility company, or a landlord, Leviton has the charging station for you. Evr-Green Level 2 Chargers enable fast charging of any SAE J1772™ compatible electric vehicle in a compact, affordable, and easy-to-use solution.

 

Features

  • Drivers can quickly and easily activate their charger by tapping their RFID card on the front of the unit 
  • Auto-Reclosure” feature enables charging to restart following a minor fault, reducing the chance of having an undercharged vehicle battery
  • Status indicator lights indicate power, charging status, and faults
  • Compatible with EVJ30-25 and EVJ40-25 replacement cordset

VersiCharge AC Series | Gen3 (Commercial & Residential)

Siemens VersiCharge chargers have stood for superior quality, ruggedness, and proven technology for more than a decade and have reliably provided millions of charges to EV (electric vehicle) drivers worldwide. The new third generation VersiCharge AC charger is continuing this tradition with numerous groundbreaking enhancements, a fresh and appealing design, and up to 11.5 kW of AC (alternating current) charging power. The rugged and slender VersiCharge AC charger is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and can either be mounted on a wall or supplementary post.

Rebate Programs

The NRCan Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) provides funding up to $5,000 per connector to offset the cost of purchasing and installing 10 or more Level 2 charging stations and up to $75,000 for each DC fast chargers (DCFC). There is currently an RFP issued for EV charging infrastructure being installed in public places, on-street, workplaces, multi- unit residential buildings and fleets.

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre has created the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program to provide rebates for 50% of total install costs up to $2,000 per charger for Level 2 (208V or 240V AC) or higher EV Charging Stations for municipalities in Alberta.

BC Hydro customers

  •  A rebate of up to $3,000 for the creation of an EV Ready plan – a professional strategy for your building to make at least one parking space per residential unit EV Ready.
  • A rebate of up to $2,000 per charger to purchase and install Level 2 networked EV chargers in your workplace or multi-family building, to a maximum of $14,000.

  • BC Hydro customers can apply for the EV Ready infrastructure rebate. A rebate of up to $600 per parking space to install the electrical infrastructure required to implement your EV Ready plan, to a maximum of $80,000.

  • A rebate of up to $1,400 per charger to purchase and install Level 2 networked EV chargers to implement your building’s EV Ready plan, to a maximum of $14,000

FortisBC

  • customers can apply for an EV charging rebate up to 50% of eligible purchase and installation costs, up to $2,000 per station, to a maximum of $14,000 per application to install Level 2 Charging infrastructure in your workplace or multi-unit residential building.
  • customers can apply to receive a rebate up to 50% of eligible purchase and installation costs, up to $700 per port, to a maximum of $5,000 per application for Level 2 EV charging station(s) in a multi-unit residential building that was constructed after implementation of municipal bylaws requiring EV-ready parking stalls

The CleanBC Go Electric Fleets Program

  • Intended to support public and private light-duty fleets transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). For a limited time, up to $30,000 in rebates for electrical infrastructure upgrades to support fleet EV charging (otherwise a maximum of $20,000) along with up to $4,000 in rebates for the purchase and installation of Level 2 charging stations (otherwise a maximum of $2,000); in addition to a maximum of $50,000 in rebates for the purchase and installation of DC Fast chargers. Applications are due March 1, 2023.
  • Offering rebate amounts from $80,000 per <50 kW DCFC, to $130,000 per >100 kW DCFC for business, not-for-profit, local government, Indigenous community, or public sector organizations located and operating in B.C. to fill current gaps in the public DCFC network in B.C.. Applications are accepted until all funds have been exhausted.

The CleanBC Commercial Vehicle Pilots Program(CVP)

  • Program supports B.C.-based businesses, non-profits and eligible public entities looking to deploy commercial zero-emission vehicles, including medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles, rail, marine, aircraft and off-road equipment, along with supporting infrastructure. There is $11 million available for a wide range of zero-emission vehicle fleets and supporting infrastructure.

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