Interest in electric cars is growing as prices at the pump surge and Canadian society in general turns away from fossil fuels.
In British Columbia, for example, the government recently announced a new law requiring that all cars and trucks sold in the province be zero emission by 2040. In addition, the federal government is offering buyer’s incentives for newly purchased or leased electric vehicles on or after May 1, 2019. Click this link to find the list of eligible vehicles.
This may seem all fine and dandy — who doesn’t like the idea of no longer paying high gas prices to commute? — but a lot of questions still remain about the infrastructure surrounding electric vehicles.
In particular, charging them is a concern.
It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours to charge an electric car, depending on the vehicle and the type of charger.
In an ideal situation, you plug in your electric car when you pull into the garage at home and let it charge overnight. Come morning, you’re all topped up and good to go.
But it’s not always that easy.
The cars can charge with a variety of different charge points, including a standard 120-volt outlet. That’s the option that takes the longest to charge, though, and still ideally requires access to a garage or somewhere covered to park your car.
Most electric car owners opt for a 240-volt charging station – but that needs to be installed at home and can cost several hundred dollars.
If you rent or live in an apartment with building policies, it can be tricky to install the charger you want. That’s why it’s crucial to look into your options before buying an electric car.
If you can’t charge it at home, though, not all is lost.
Many apartment buildings are opting to install charging stations – bring it up with your building manager. The same is true at workplaces where, increasingly, charging stations are being installed in parking lots. Then you can simply charge it while you work.
If none of those are options, look into what is around you in your neighbourhood. Oftentimes, malls and other public places will have free charging. There are also hundreds of paid super-chargers around the city, as well.
Posted in: Zone 14, Edmonton Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 4652 151 ST NW in Edmonton.
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I have listed a new property at 7935 ERASMUS CRES NW in Edmonton.
GORGEOUS, 2,380sf DAYTONA BUILT 4 BEDROOM 2 Storey is on a QUIET CRESCENT LOCATION IN DESIRABLE EDGEMONT BACKING WEST ONTO A PAVED WALKWAY AND PARK SYSTEM. This beautiful move in ready home is loaded with upgrades including TIGERWOOD HARDWOOD FLOORS, a GORGEOUS KITCHEN featuring extended cabinets with GLASS FRONTS & CROWN MOLDING, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, CERAMIC TILE BACK-SPLASH, UPGRADED STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, HUGE WALK-THROUGH PANTRY AND A WET BAR. Fantastic entertaining home with a beautiful TINDLESTONE GAS FIREPLACE & TV mount in Living room all overlooking the Dining Room & Kitchen area. The second floor boasts a HUGE MASTER SUITE w/ fireplace, WALK-IN CLOSET & 5 PC ENSUITE. 3 additional bedrooms, a bright and sunny bonus room, laundry room and 5 piece bath round out the 2nd floor. THIS HOME IS FULLY LANDSCAPED WITH AN OVERSIZED DECK and HUGE TRIPLE ATTACHED GARAGE (TANDEM ON ONE SIDE) Close to schools, shopping, public transportation, parks, walkways, golf, the Antony Henday & Whitemud.
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Posted in: Zone 27, Edmonton Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 12212 170 AVE in Edmonton.
Here is an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 4 bdrm Coventry Homes "PINNACLE MODEL" Bi-Level with a very long list of custom features including, upgraded carpet, Gorgeous Chocolate Coloured HARDWOOD, upgraded tile flooring and fireplace surround, custom cabinetry, 2nd custom kitchenette in lower level, quartz countertops, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, solid core interior doors, sound proof insulation between floors & walls, 6' VINYL PRIVACY FENCING, covered deck, fully finished garage, TRIPLE PANE WINDOWS and more. This is a perfect family home designed for entertaining and privacy all in one. The Master Suite is above the garage with an additional guest bedroom on the main and 2 additional large bedrooms in the lower level. 3 full washrooms, a private office/den, vaulted ceilings and more. This is a special home located on a quiet crescent close to parks, walkways, lakes, shopping, multiple restaurants, public transportation, and easy access to the Anthony Henday
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