TORONTO — A release issued by EnerSavings says moving to the EV world is about more than just putting cars on the road and that a lot of work that has to be done behind the scenes to ensure Canada is ready to fully adopt EVs and other zero-emission vehicles.
There are thousands of people living in condominiums and apartment buildings downtown and thousands more working in office buildings, many of which have underground parking garages. It’s incumbent on building owners and facility managers to look into the electric future and ensure their properties are EV-ready, states a release.
“Our entire vehicle infrastructure is designed for the internal combustion engine,” said Kevin Lisso, chief executive and co-founder of EnerSavings, in a statement. “But the gas station and its fuel pumps as we know them are obsolete in an EV world. We have to begin thinking about what replaces the gas station, and quite literally much of that solution begins where we live, work and play.”
EnerSavings states its plan requires no capital for infrastructure, no up-front charges for an intelligent Energy Management System that adjusts consumption based on peak usage, supports app-based controls and reporting and tracks usage so building owners and managers can maximize use and efficiency.
“Staring down the prospect of having to outfit an entire parking garage with EV chargers can be daunting,” added Lisso. “It can be an expensive venture with a lot of unknowns. EnerSavings has developed a program to plug buildings into the future, helping them increase their marketability, manage energy costs, support their tenants and support the movement towards a net-zero future.”