Drivers of electric vehicles (EV) will soon have more city charging stations in Coquitlam to plug into.
Last week, the municipality announced four more locations to come this spring to allow EV owners to charge for up to two hours. The Level 2, user-pay ports will be located at:
• Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave.)
• Emerson Street (south of Como Lake Avenue)
• Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way)
• Burke Mountain Discovery Centre (3537 Princeton Ave.)
The Evergreen Cultural Centre location will have two dual stations, in its parking lot.
Once installed, Coquitlam will have 10 city-owned EV locations in total after the first set of ports went in last spring, to serve a combined 25 parking spots.
The six existing locations are at Coquitlam city hall; Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex; King Albert Avenue (near Blue Mountain Park); the Tennis Centre (on Foster Avenue); the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library; and City Centre Aquatic Complex.
The city-owned EV stations, which can be used with a ChargePoint or Flo account, cost $1 per hour for a charge.
The stations are being rolled out as part of the federal government’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, of which Natural Resources Canada is paying $5,000 per parking stall — covering up to half the cost to implement.
Under its climate action plan, the city aims to cut corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, by 2025.
A map of all public EV charging stations in the world is available at plugshare.com.