The City of Burnaby has expanded its electric vehicle infrastructure with new charging stalls around town.
On Thursday, the city unveiled 14 electric vehicle charging stalls at six locations across the community, with “more to come.”
“Burnaby residents have told us they want more charging capacity in our city. This is a great start towards delivering on that goal,” said Mayor Mike Hurley, in a news release. “We will continue to add more EV stalls as quickly as we can as we look to become a carbon-neutral city by 2050.”
Hurley drives an electric vehicle.
EV charging is now available at the following city facilities:
- Edmonds Community Centre
- McGill Library
- Bill Copeland Sports Centre
- Central Park tennis courts
- Riverway Golf Course
EV charging at all city-owned stalls operates on a pay-per-charge basis:
- $2 per hour, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
- $1 per hour, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily
- Plus applicable parking meter rates
- Four hour maximum, to encourage turnover
“Staff will monitor the use of the city’s new charging stations for insights into the most effective ways to expand electric vehicle infrastructure through 2020,” said in a news release.