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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Changes in the Strata Property Act Needed to help EV Adoption.

Electric Vehicles are more popular than ever before; we have
witnessed this popularity firsthand with a significant increase in sales of
electric vehicles in British Columbia. Furthermore, the investment by the
Provincial Government into outreach, education and incentives has been
incredibly helpful in furthering the adoption of electric vehicles. More
recently the province committed to a sales standard for electric vehicles that
would require 100% of new car sales to be electric, plugin hybrid or hydrogen
by 2040.

Although the growth ...

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Massive Increase in BC EV sales this month!

May has been an incredible month for EV sales in British Columbia, probably the biggest in new EV sales to date. It was the perfect blend of conditions for prospective EV owners. To better understand why this is, I want to provide a breakdown of the current EV market influences and what I believe is on the horizon for EVs in BC.

Fuel prices: BC has recently experienced a run of the highest gas prices in North America. In some areas, regular ...

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Good References for EV Life Cycle Analysis

In recent weeks, there has been a significant increase in the amount of anti-electric vehicle press. The articles focus negatively on the total lifecycle emissions of electric vehicles manufacturing and the emissions spent to get these vehicles from manufacturing to recycling.

To the consumer; this negative messaging is carefully crafted to impact your buying choice and write off EV’s as having a dirty little secret no one dares to talk about.

Allow us to provide some solid information, on which to base ...

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Change in BCUC regulations Great for EV Charging Infrastructure

Last week we received excellent news; an update about the inquiry into the regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging, currently under review by the British Columbia Utilities Commission. This inquiry was established last January and has received a great deal of interest from the Electric Vehicle industry in BC.

The inquiry was set up to review the regulation surrounding EV charging services in our province, explore potential issues and finally establishing a regulatory framework for private entities offering EV charging as a ...

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