Achieving deep decarbonization will require the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Municipalities are seeking additional information on the role they can play in future-proofing new developments to enable at-home charging of EVs. The large majority of EV charging occurs at home, and access to at-home charging is one of the most important factors determining whether a household will purchase an EV. Municipalities are seeking to better understand options for how to cost-effectively design and implement EV Ready parking within new developments to avoid expensive and complex EV charging retrofits. To advance this goal Clean Air Partnership, with funding from The Atmospheric Fund, commissioned an Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Costing Study to compare the costs of making parking EV Ready at the time of construction to post-construction retrofits. The Study advances our understanding of the upfront capital costs and longer-term value proposition for EV Ready requirements.
The goal of the EV Costing Study was to inform local governments, developers, electrical designers, utilities, and other stakeholders, about the costs of making parking in new construction EV Ready and the design strategies that can help minimize these costs. The Study provides Ontario-specific costing and technology information as of early 2021 to drive adoption and address concerns with advancing EV Ready parking within the residential sector.