Many condos and apartments buildings in metro Vancouver have charging stations. BC Hydro offered a rebate about a year ago and it was offered to homeowners and to apartment buildings/condos alike. Many stratas opted to take advantage of it, while others did not/could not. It's unfortunate for you that yours did not. In addition, most new buildings plan for the infrastructure of EV chargers because they know the future demands it.
Homeowners who have a charging station and pay $0.92 to top up their vehicle had to pay for that charging station. So it's the equivalent of a homeowner installing a gas pump in their home for approximately $1000 (less if they got a rebate) in order to have the ability to pay $1.20 per litre and the convenience of charging at home while you pay $2.40-3.60 at a public gas station. It doesn't sound that unfair to me. They could opt not to have a home charger and instead charge it publicly as well.
I know many people in metro Vancouver with EV's. Some have houses, some live in condos. But you are correct in saying that where they lived made a difference on whether or not an EV was right for them. But I don't think you can just say it's not for people renting in downtown Vancouver. You're just not in the right building.
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