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Electric Vehicles in Burnaby

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Council approves Zoning Bylaw changes requiring EV charging outlets for all parking spaces in new residential developments starting September 1, 2018. Read more below »

Electric Vehicle charging

EV Policy in Burnaby

Burnaby’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) and Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) support healthy and sustainable transportation choices. Electric vehicles (EVs) can play a part by reducing community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and local air pollution and noise, and can foster green economic development. They also cost less to operate, and are fun to drive.

Burnaby’s EV Policy focuses on the following areas:

New Residential Development – EV Charging Requirements

For EV owners, charging at home is convenient and reliable, and new homes can be equipped with EV charging for a relatively modest cost. To support EV charging at home, Council approved bylaw requirements to make all new residential parking spaces EV-ready, by providing an energized outlet for Level 2 charging, including in single-family homes and multi-family buildings of all sizes. Read the Council Report recommending these changes.

Resources

Other Policy Topics

The City is also reviewing options for EV charging requirements for new commercial and institutional development, investigating opportunities for providing public charging, and exploring the use of electric vehicles in municipal fleets. Updates will be posted on this page when available.

More Information

  • 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