Osprey Electric installs
Electric Vehicle chargers
Osprey Electric has installed thousands of EV chargers throughout Vancouver Island and Western Canada, and as far as Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We have helped Business Owners, Gas Stations, First Nations, Strata Buildings, Home Owners and Developers utilize grants and our budgeting processes to maximize their investment.
Find out below how the different EV chargers work and which one would be good for you
We have assisted with complex cross-country rollouts that started with the grant process through to construction. We assist local EV owners integrate to their new solar ready EV charger. Learn how we have helped our customers navigate this emerging market.
If you are operating in a facility where people will be sharing EV chargers we strongly recommend they are networked chargers. This means you can bill off usage, and control who gets to use it. In some areas, there are more users than chargers and this can create conflict amongst users.
If this is a private facility, home etc there is no need for networking.
Type Level 1, 2 or 3?
Level 1 have long charge times, plugs into an existing outlet, and are provided with most vehicles.
Level 2 are for most homes, businesses and smaller facilities. These require typically a 240v/40A dedicated feed from panel, roughly a 4-hour charge time.
If you have a gas station, mall or larger facility installing a Level 3 charger would be the best option. These draw closer to 200A @ 208V and as such cost significantly more. However, they are destination chargers and provide fast 30 Min charging. This would make your charger the equivalent of a gas station for EV drivers.
There are dozens of EV Manufactures. If you are using a "non-networked" EV charger the decision is simple: Price, availability and quality being your deciding metrics.
However networked chargers usually come with a fee for use as they will assist with billing. Often less expensive chargers may have higher long-term usage fees and vis versa. Reviewing the fine print for networked installs is essential for evaluating a true ROI.
A few brands we are familiar with:
Charge Point (Approved Partner)
Case Study #1 - Multi-Residential Roll-out throughout Western and Central Canada
The property management firm approached Osprey and its manufacturing partner to assist with the grant process, design, and preliminary budget. Grant funding awarded in excess of 1.5M dollars. Osprey provided updated hard costs estimate and executed installation for over 100 chargers throughout Canada.
Cast Study #2 - First Nations Gas Station with Level 3 Super Chargers
Osprey electric-assisted with the grant writing process, preliminary design, and budget. Secured over $200,000.00 in government funding. Provided General Contractor services, design, and installation of two Level 3 chargers and two Level 2 Chargers. The project was completed on budget.
Case Study #3 - Local Hotel EV Ready Parkade - Design and Install
A local hotel approached us as they had no provisions for EV Chargers in Parkade and apparently no capacity within service. Osprey helped secure (75%) funding for design and in partnership with a local engineering firm provided an EV-ready design. Osprey Electric provided field investigation and value engineering for the stakeholder group. Through the design process, we were able to provide a full EV ready package without upgrading the service for the building.