12. Make one-million condo and apartments EV ready over five years
Nearly 30% of Canadians live in apartments or condos. A lack of EV charging access in these buildings creates a major barrier to EV uptake. Government should take immediate steps to make one-million parking spaces in these buildings EV ready. Achieve this goal by allocating $1-billion over five years to make one-million existing condominium and apartment parking stalls ZEV-ready.
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Allocate $1-billion over five years to make one-million existing condominium and apartment parking stalls EV-readyAllocate $200M/year for five years specifically for the purpose of funding 50% of electrical power upgrade and make-ready infrastructure costs in existing multi-unit residential buildings. The goal should be to bring electrical capacity to 1-million parking spaces, eliminating a major barrier to EV adoption in apartments and condos which in 2016 made up almost 30% of Canada’s dwellings.