Usually when we think of Canada, we think of decent beer, hockey, and maple syrup. But not today, as a condominium management board in Ottawa, Ontario, has ruled that plug-in hybrid vehicle owners can’t use an electrical outlet in the building garage. That is unless they purchase their own meter, which usually runs about $3,000. The move has stemmed from an incident involving a Chevy Volt.
Mike Nemat, the lucky-yet-unlucky Volt owner was blocked by the management board of where he resides from plugging into the wall to charge his car. The man cries foul because the board has no protest with people plugging in engine block heaters. Nemat also pointed out that the Volt would cost just over 1 Canadian Dollar to charge a night, and would gladly pay the difference. But, no. For some reason, the condo’s board believes the Volt to be some sort of energy hog.