What’s holding EV’s back in BC? What are the solutions?

It has been over a decade since the Electric Vehicle
revolution began in North America and worldwide. Things have progressed quickly
for this niche corner of the automotive industry, and major growth is projected
over the next 5 years, yet electric vehicles are not the main buying choice for
the average consumer. We have seen a major shift to electric vehicles in the
province. For example, the Nissan Leaf (2019 Registrations = approx. 4,200)1
and Tesla Model 3 (2019 Registrations ...

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COVID Adaptation and More EV Funding!

March 2020 has been a pivotal month. The outbreak of Covid-19 has had a significant impact to all businesses, including ours. Our main agenda this past month, has been to keep our team healthy and eliminate the risk of Covid-19 infections in our day to day operations. A number of our large projects have experienced delays and we have suspended most of our residential installations in order to fall in line with the BC Health guidelines for Social Distancing.

As we ...

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Guide to EV Incentives

Buying an electric vehicle in Canada has never been easier. With an increase in model variety, range and the expansion of the used EV market, there are a multitude of choices available to consumers.

The Government of Canada and the Province is British Columbia have a number of excellent incentive programs to help speed up adoption of electric vehicle technology in the Canadian market. There are multiple incentive streams, which at times can be a little confusing. So, to make your ...

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The EV Total Cost of Ownership

If you pay attention to vehicle advertising in this day and age, much of the buying process is focused on leasing and financing rates. The perception of offering the “best deal possible” by financing the vehicle at the lowest biweekly or monthly rate, ensures that the customer has maximum paycheck to paycheck cash flow. There little or no mention of other factors and how they play into your total costs of vehicle ownership. In our opinion, these factors should be ...

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2019 reflection, and on to 2020!

2019 was an excellent year for Cielo Electric. Our business grew exponentially, and we had a number of interesting and notable projects. Our team had the chance to work with some amazing people and develop positive relationships that continue into the new year. Here is a little summary of what we did in 2019.

The Cielo team represented our business at the Condo Homeowners Association and West Coast Electric Fleet Symposia. Here we connected with industry suppliers, strata council members and ...

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Cybertruck, coming soon to a suburban driveway near you…

2019 has been an incredible year for electric
vehicle news. We have seen major advances in battery technology, new benchmarks
in range, features, design and concepts. As always, Tesla took things to a new
level with the unveiling of the Cybertruck last Tuesday. With a polarizing
design and very impressive specifications, Tesla defended their position of
being the front runner in the EV industry.

In case you missed it, here are the specs:

  • Design = Mad Max meets Halo
  • Single Motor Rear-Wheel ...
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EV Charging Debate: Networked vs Non Networked EV Chargers,

Do you value real time updates and the
ability to remotely configure your charger’s settings or even monitor your
vehicle charging remotely? Do you live in a strata complex that requires data for
billing purposes? Do you like being in control of your EV charging process and
limit power during peak demand periods? Do you like to track your energy
consumption, pull reports and share them with other EV enthusiasts? Do you have
a limited power supply and need access ...

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EV Charger Rebates…Get your application in ASAP!

**UPDATE October 11 2019**
BC Hydro announced this week that the Tesla Wall Connector is an eligible charger for single family home rebate applicants only. It is now included in the this program!

The Province of British Columbia has
recently launched its new EV Charging Incentive program for Multi-Unit
Residences, Workplaces and Single Family Homes.

Not to be critical, but the rapid evolution
of these programs has been a little messy with confusing changes to program
criteria, funding amounts and ...

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Ideas to better manage public charging.

Before all of the PHEV owners lose their minds about the clickbait nature of the post title, let us discuss this burning issue in more detail.

At any given time, on any given day, the 6 free chargers at Metrotown are being used. As this is a 4hr free parking location, you would be lucky to get a spot to charge your vehicle. Occasionally, when I know that I may not make it home and desperately need a charge, I swing ...

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EV Charging; we have got it all wrong!

For some; charging an electric vehicle at home is a very pleasant experience. Your garage becomes a reliable oasis where your vehicle charges peacefully overnight, and departs in the morning with a full charge. Effortless, simple and effective.

If you live in a condo with shared parking,
your EV charging experience can be fraught with complications and in some cases
confrontations. While some strata councils are progressively making plans to
host EVs on site, others are embattled with owners trying ...

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