May 26: Planned Outage of Websites and Online Services for Maintenance

Posted May 25, 2019

On Sunday, May 26 from 2:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the City's websites and online services will be unavailable for short durations while system maintenance is performed. We thank you for your patience.

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Electric Vehicles in Burnaby

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Burnaby to install EV charging in City facilities in 2019 pilot project. Read more »

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.

The City is undertaking a pilot project, beginning in 2019, to install public EV charging, initially at select City facilities, and a later phase focusing on street-side locations in commercial areas. Feedback and findings from this project will be used to gain experience and inform a broader public EV charging program in the future. Read more in this Council Report


Other Policy Topics

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

More Information

  • 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