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Options for EV Charging Infrastructure Requirements for New MURB Construction on the UBC Campus Yang, Borui


Vancouver as the leading adopter of green technology has its ambition in climate change leadership by cementing its role in the provision and market incubation of electric vehicle(“EV”) charging infrastructure until 2021. EV charging infrastructures are important ancillary facilities to catalyze the transition from fossil-fueled vehicles to EVs over the coming years. The emerging EV sales in Canada is pushing EV charging infrastructure development into next phase. Besides of the support of new charging technologies, policy tools have great power to influence the EV developments as well. On the UBC campus, the new EV charging capacity is needed to meet increasing demands from the emerging electric vehicles, but also for the greener and more sustainable development plan of the campus in the long term. Therefore, the EV charging stations will be the important ancillary facilities for the new multi-unit residential buildings(“MURBs”) on the campus. To evaluate and recommend the options for EV charging standards for the new construction of MURB buildings on the UBC campus, a review of current and proposed EV charging bylaws among the Metro Vancouver cities and the associated technical has been conducted. Meanwhile, collaboration with a local developer, PLG Homes, provided valuable information for policy aspect feedback and analysis. The policy recommendations for new MURBs EV charging infrastructure on the UBC campus have been addressed based on the review results of both policy and technical supports. Moreover, the discussions and review of the future challenges for policy deployment indicated by “Vancouver’s EV Ecosystem Strategy” assist the policy makers and public to know what is in front, thereby engaging efficient future-proofing designs and policy deployment methods for new MURB EV charging infrastructure constructions. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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