A Toronto, Canada, condo deevlopment by the name of “Bside at Minto Westside” has taken a somewhat different approach to selling condos and parking spaces. They’re offering prospective buyers a free Nissan LEAF with the purchase of a new condo.
Specifically, the offer seems to be there for buyers who purchase a parking space equipped with an electric vehicle (EV) charging station along with a new condo — you get a brand-new Nissan LEAF for free. As always with these sorts of deals, taking a close look at the fine print is probably a good idea. At first glance, however, it does sound like the sort of thing that might appeal to urban home buyers.
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“Our goal is to design for the future,” says Wells Baker, the Director of Conservation and Sustainable Design at Minto. “Installing EV chargers at Bside gives residents who want a vehicle in the city the ability to make an affirmative environmental decision. That alone is a huge step forward, but we wanted to take that next step and actually incentivize a decision towards the more sustainable option.”
Delving further into the issue, Baker explained that “The majority of high-rise buildings are faced with the challenge of overcoming a lack of infrastructure and space required for transformers needed to install electrical vehicle chargers. Bside is aiming to set a new benchmark in Toronto. It’s being developed with a dedicated transformer for EV chargers as well as space to add additional chargers as (the area’s electric vehicle demand) grows.”
Originally published by EV Obsession.