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Oaks at Bellewood Park
Address: 1201 Fort Street
Region: Urban core
Condo units: 51 (sub-penthouse, penthouse, 1BR + den, 2BR + den, junior 2BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:46 AM
It appears that their focus is on the concrete work of the 4 story Cypress building at this point (woodframe), rather than the larger 6 story Oaks building (concrete).
Posted Today, 09:32 AM
Glen, if you hurry up and buy a unit at Bellewood Park, apparently you can add an EV charging station for $9,750. A limited number are available.
Are other projects in Victoria offering this as an add-on, extra-cost option?
Posted Today, 09:40 AM
^ I'm surprised that Victoria hasn't jumped on the residential EV bandwagon. Richmond made it a requirement in all new residential construction almost two years ago... 100% of resident parking spaces must have access to a Level 2 outlet.
Posted Today, 09:43 AM
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Posted Today, 09:50 AM
Yikes. I don’t think that’s something Victoria’s market can absorb that quickly in terms of cost. If it’s $10k per unit at Bellewood I would imagine equipping 100 stalls would be less, but still several thousand more per residence.
Depends on the level of charging offered. We require Level 2, which has an estimated install cost of $760-$3,023 per stall depending on whether the outlet is dedicated or not. Level One has an estimated cost of $1,443 per stall (talking mid- and high-rise construction. Townhouses are significantly cheaper). The complete design and policy guide is online, here: https://pluginbc.ca/...Governments.pdf
Posted Today, 11:32 AM
The costs indicated in the PluginBC document ($760-$3,023 per stall) don't appear to address costs arising from upgrading the service side, i.e. the additional costs that BC Hydro will charge for adding capacity, and the additional building system costs, e.g. increasing transformer capacity, etc.. Although load sharing can reduce overall EV charging requirements, there is still a significant increase in estimated peak demand for a building or project, especially with multiple charging stations, which means scaling up the electrical infrastructure, not merely the distribution system to the charging stations. Then there are meter install charges and billing systems required. It is not simply a matter of running conduit, pulling wires, and installing some charging cables.
I understand that Abstract had to negotiate a significant service supply upgrade with BC Hydro if they were to be in a position to offer more than a handful of stalls.
Where there are commercial parkades offering charging stations, they ask you to move your car once charged. Really? Battery EVs (as distinct from hybrids) require 5-8 hours to be fully charged (from 0 to 100%) on Level 2. I can't see drivers popping down to the parkade mid-day to move their vehicle, unless they had a very short commute. In a residential setting, how do you fairly regulate access to a handful of charging stations? The vehicle with the lowest charge gets juiced first?!
Posted Today, 01:00 PM
Thank goodness for Site C, eh?
For example, EV charging rates are currently much higher in Ontario than in Quebec. Affordable charging rates could become a competitive advantage for B.C., especially in the event that commercial vehicles go electric or at least hybrid.
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