New electric-battery vehicle charging stations have been made available in public locations by the City of Burnaby.
The municipal government announced today it has installed 14 stalls across six locations in the city, including four stalls at Edmonds Community Centre, two stalls at McGill Library, two stalls at City Hall, two stalls at Bill Copeland Sports Centre at Burnaby Lake, and two stalls at Riverway Golf Course.
Another two stalls will be made available at the tennis courts in Central Park in early March.
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Usage is based on a pay-per-charge basis, with rates at $2.00 per hour from 6 am to 10 pm, and $1.00 per hour from 10 pm to 6 am. There is a four-hour maximum charging duration to encourage turnover.
“Burnaby residents have told us they want more charging capacity in our city. This is a great start towards delivering on that goal,” said Mayor Mike Hurley in a statement. “We will continue to add more EV stalls as quickly as we can as we look to become a carbon-neutral city by 2050.”
City staff will monitor the performance and usage of the charging stations for insights into the most effective ways to expand the electric vehicle infrastructure for 2020.
The municipal government already requires all new residential developments to include chargers, and as a result 100% of new residential parking stalls are ready for electric-battery vehicles.