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Electric Vehicles in Burnaby

City Hall EV StationBill Copeland EV StationCentral Park EV StationRiverway EV StationEdmonds EV StationMcGill EV Station

City of Burnaby installs public charging stations

The City of Burnaby is making it easier for residents to charge their electric vehicles by installing EV charging stations with EV-ready stalls at multiple locations across the community. 

The public EV charging stations are located at the following locations:

View a map of all public EV charging stations »

All City-owned stalls operate on a pay-per-charge basis, plus applicable parking meter rates ($2 per hour between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., $1 per hour from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.). You can check the availability of the stalls by downloading the ChargePoint mobile app.

Watch for more EV charging stations coming on line soon!

All new residential construction must be EV-ready 

We’re making it easier for residents to transition to electric vehicles by ensuring charging infrastructure is available at home as well as 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!

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. 

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:

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

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:

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