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Electric Vehicles in Burnaby

Electric Vehicle charging

We’re making it easier for residents to transition to electric vehicles by ensuring charging infrastructure is available at home and in the community. Today, 50% of all emissions in Burnaby comes from transportation. Let’s work together to achieve our goal to become carbon neutral city by 2050!

All new residential construction must be EV-ready 

Burnaby is one of the first communities in B.C. to require electric vehicle charging infrastructure for all new single and multi-family parking stalls. This ensures all new residential parking spaces are equipped with an energized outlet for level 2 charging. 

Coming soon! EV charging at public facilities 

EV charging stations are coming soon to six public facilities, with more to come through 2020. We’ll update here when the first stations are ready to use.

How long does it take to charge an EV? This depends on the battery size and level of EV charging station used. For example:

  • Level 1 – uses a 120 volt system (like a standard house plug) to fully charge an EV in eight to 20 hours.
  • Level 2 – uses a 208-240 volt system (similar rating to a clothes dryer) to fully charge an EV in three to 10 hours, depending on the vehicle and battery capacity.
  • DC Fast Chargers – use a 480 volt direct current to charge an EV in less than an hour.

Did you know? Both the provincial and federal governments offer EV incentives. You may qualify for up to $8,000 off an electric vehicle! And the BC Scrap-It Program puts money from your old car to your new EV too: $6,000 in 2020 — see the list of qualifying vehicles!

Learn more about EVs

Under the Incentive for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program, a point-of-sale incentive will be applied to eligible zero-emission vehicles for purchases or leases that take place on or after May 1st. Read more » 

The Clean Energy Vehicles for BC (CEVforBC) Program is intended to make clean energy vehicles more affordable for British Columbians. Learn more »

Plug-In BC provides basic information about EVs, and incentives for purchasing EVs and installing EV charging in your strata or workplace: pluginbc.ca

Plug-Share BC provides an interactive map of locations to charge your EV: plugshare.com

EV Condo provides resources and information for condo residents and owners about installing EV charging, and a searchable map of EV-friendly condos in Metro Vancouver: evcondo.ca

BC Hydro provides information about B.C. is ready for Electric Vehicles and a guide for Installing EV Charging Infrastructure in Shared Parking Areas