Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Coquitlam, British Columbia will soon have more options to plug in their cars with the expansion of the city’s EV charging network.
With funding from Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, the city will be installing 10 level 2 EV charging stations at four new locations this spring. When complete it will being the total number of city-owned EV chargers to 25 at 10 different locations.
Construction will begin soon at the following locations:
- Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave.): one dual station located in south parking lot (off Nelson Street) – end of March
- Emerson Street: one dual station located on street just south of Como Lake Avenue – end of April
- Innovation/Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way): two dual stations located within the adjacent pay parking lot – end of April
- Burke Mountain Discovery Centre (3537 Princeton Ave.): one dual station located within the associated parking lot – end of May
The stations operate on the ChargePoint or FLO networks. EV owners are billed $1 per hour to a maximum of two hours. The fees increase to $5 per hour after that to help avoid some owners overstaying their welcome. Owners may also receive a ticket if they stay plugged in for longer than two hours.
Tesla owners in Coquitlam are also expecting a new Supercharger to open soon. On the weekend we reported on the Supercharger under construction at 1090 Lougheed Hwy, located in front of the Fatburger restaurant.