October 21, 2020

City of Burnaby Expands Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network

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City of Burnaby

The City of Burnaby has added 10 new electric vehicle charging stalls throughout the community, to make 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 24 stalls, with more to come in 2021.

New EV charging stalls have been installed at the following locations:
Bob Prittie Metrotown Library (4 stalls)
Bonsor Recreation Complex (4)
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West (2)

These new stalls are in addition to existing EV stations installed in 2019 at:
Edmonds Community Centre (4 stalls)
McGill Library (2)
City Hall (2)
Bill Copeland Sports Centre (2)
Central Park Tennis Courts (2)
Riverway Golf Course (2)

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.). The availability of the stalls can be found by downloading the ChargePoint mobile app.

Other EV Initiatives

In addition to expanding the City’s public charging network, 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.

In the coming years, the City of Burnaby will also transition its fleet of vehicles and equipment to zero emission alternatives. The fleet transition is outlined in the City Energy Strategy, which will guide the City on the path to carbon neutrality on a corporate level by 2040, 10 years ahead of the community target.

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.

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Media Contact:
Chris Bryan
Manager, Corporate Communications
Corporate Communications and Marketing Departments
604-570-3616 | Chris.Bryan@burnaby.ca