How to work with your Strata on EV charging.

Our electric vehicle specialists regularly get correspondence from condo owners, who have purchased electric vehicles, only to find out that they are unable to charge them in the building parkade.

In many cases, the new EV owners assumed that plugging in their vehicles to the outlets in the parkade would not be an issue, only to get a warning from the strata telling that they need to refrain from doing so. The reality is that the parkade is a common area, ...

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Why CATL and Tesla’s Million Mile battery is a big deal?

We have been posting regular news about the collaboration, research and development of the million-mile battery by Tesla and Chinese Battery manufacturer CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology).

As battery news goes, this is a pretty big deal and a revolution that is important for the entire electric vehicle industry.

Tesla has long been a major proponent of the electric vehicle industry. Major moves to develop cost effective EV technology, research, develop and the later release of patents has helped the industry move along ...

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Charger Pilot Project and NRCAN / Hydro Funding Update

The Cielo Electric team recently completed a very interesting installation at a strata property in North Vancouver. This pilot project was a collaboration between BC Hydro, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) and a number of other stakeholders, with the purpose to develop a new type of EV charger designed for Multi-Unit Residences. The first phase of the charger pilot will be available for selected MURBs in the Lower Mainland and our team will be conducting a number of installations with this ...

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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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