The City of Burnaby has added four new electric vehicle charging stalls to its public charging network, making it easier for residents to transition to zero-emission vehicles and help the City achieve its Climate Action targets.
The new stalls bring the city-wide total to 32 stalls, with more to come.
New EV charging stalls have been installed at the following locations:
- Central Park Parking Lot (off Patterson Avenue at Kingsway) (2 stalls)
- MacDonald Avenue and Hastings Street (2)
These new stalls are in addition to existing EV charging stalls at:
- Bill Copeland Sports Centre (2 stalls)
- Bob Prittie Metrotown Library (4)
- Bonsor Recreation Complex (4)
- Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West (2)
- Central Park Tennis Courts (2)
- City Hall (2)
- Edmonds Community Centre (4)
- Edmonds Park (2)
- McGill Library (2)
- Riverway Golf Course (2)
- Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (2)
All City-owned stalls operate on a pay-per-charge basis ($2 per hour between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., $1 per hour from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.), plus applicable parking meter rates. The availability of the stalls can be found by downloading the ChargePoint mobile app.
Despite the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, electric vehicle ownership continued to climb in Burnaby and British Columbia. According to a provincial report, there were 15,451 new EVs registered in B.C. in 2020, which represented 9.4% of all new light-duty vehicle registrations.
Encouraging the transition to zero emission vehicles supports significant actions in This is Climate Action, a framework developed to guide how the City will put into action its commitment to be “carbon neutral” (no longer contributing to the carbon emissions that accelerate climate change) by 2050. Along with accelerated mode shift, supporting the move to electric vehicles will help reduce transportation-related emissions, currently one of the largest sources of carbon emissions in Burnaby by sector.
Chris Bryan, Manager, Corporate Communications
Corporate Communications & Marketing Departments
604-570-3616 | [email protected]