Enel X has announced its expansion in the Canadian market as the company and agency partner Catalyst Sales and Marketing say they will expand EV charging solutions for multi-unit dwellings with Killam Apartment REIT, one of Canada’s largest multi-residential landlords.
The plan is for Enel X to install 438 smart EV charging stations across Killam properties. Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) provided $730,000 in funding to help establish the chargers across 50 Killam properties. ZEVIP is a 5-year $280 million program ending in 2024.
According to census data, more than a third of residents live in multi-unit dwellings in Canada, so EV charging is increasingly considered an “expected amenity,” said the partners. Moreover, with home charging accounting for 80 per cent of charging in Canada, offering said option is also “a critical factor in driving mainstream adoption of EVs.”
The country has set a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks to be zero-emission by 2035.
The announcement also follows earlier news that Nova Scotia, home to 33% of Killam’s multi-unit residential properties, was the fourth Canadian province to adopt an EV rebate program.
“As demand for EVs grows in Canada, drivers must be able to charge conveniently and efficiently where they spend the most time — their homes,” added Giovanni Bertolino, Head of e-Mobility, Enel X North America.
“By teaming up with Enel X and Catalyst, we are able to offer our residents easy access to cutting-edge EV charging technology while also helping to fulfil the demand for cleaner modes of transportation across the region,” explained Andrew Kent Developments Director, Killam Apartment Reit.
Enel X will provide Killam with JuiceBox intelligent charging stations and JuiceNet IoT platform, ensuring smart charging and load management in line with grid conditions and requirements.
As part of the Enel Group, Enel X in North America claims it has around 4,500 business customers, spanning more than 35,000 sites. The company also says it has about 4.7 GW of demand response capacity on the continent, over 70 battery storage projects that are operational and under contract, and more than 70,000 smart EV charging stations.
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