B.C. strata turns off power on electric vehicle owner

Posted by Jeremy Hainsworth, biv.com

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A Vancouver strata owner who charged his electric vehicle (EV) using a parking stall outlet won’t be allowed to do that anymore.

That’s the decision from B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal, which said March 24 that Ian Wong saw power turned off to the outlet by his strata corporation.

He asked the tribunal to decide that the power should be turned back on in exchange for a ‘reasonable fee.’

The strata, however, denied Wong is entitled to use its common electricity to charge his vehicle.

The tribunal agreed there was no requirement to let Wong use common property.

The strata said it has now passed a rule prohibiting EV charging through any 110-volt common property outlet…read more.