Solving the challenges of EV charging
What were the early insights into electric vehicles then?
It always starts with energy capacity or the available space leftover on a household electric panel and the short of it is that…in the majority of cases, energy capacity is already limited and increasing a service is an expensive and complicated process.
To try to simplify it: to get reliable charging every day, or about 30 kilometres per hour of charging, having a 32 amp or level 2 charger is a safe choice … and this is about double the need of an oven.
Panels have limited energy available for these high-need appliances and so a device like the DCC or a panel upgrade is often the solution for single-family homes. But in a condo, an apartment, a multi-family home, or a MURB as we call it in Quebec, where is the panel capacity for multiple 32 amp chargers in the parking garage of a building? Solving that problem was what got my attention.