The Murbly platform has come up with an informative guide for setting up charging infrastructure in multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) in Canada.
Murbly is an online platform that offers educational resources and tools to simplify the process of implementing EV charging in MURBs.
The guide strives to demystify the way to address the tenants’ needs as well as the building’s. It contains all the useful information and the steps to follow in order to make a building ‘EV Ready’ depending on the region concerned.
Adding charging equipment in multi-unit dwellings doesn’t only affect EV owners.
Marie-Pier Corbeil, co-founder of Murbly, says, “In recent years, we have noticed more and more concerns from multi-unit residential buildings’ residents regarding the charging possibility that their building offers. The requests come not only from electric vehicle owners, but also from residents who do not want their property’s value to drop due to lack of access to charging.”
Therefore, the Murbly team came up with the ‘EV Ready Planning : A Guide for MURBs’ to introduce Canadians in multi-unit dwellings to the process of preparing an EV-ready plan.
The guide was produced by an all-female team. It attempts to detail all the steps necessary for the smooth running of the process, in addition to giving a range of useful resources depending on the region.
According to one study, 68% of Canadians will consider an electric car as their next new vehicle purchase (KPMG Canada, February 2021). The need for home charging infrastructure is growing in parallel. However, installing charging infrastructures in multi-residential buildings tends to be more complex than in other buildings.