According to the City of Ottawa, the city will add 12 EV charging stations at the end of September. The city has 26 overall chargers planned, but 12 will be operational by the end of the third quarter of 2021. According to the city, the remaining 14 will go live by the end of 2021.
The Director of Economic Development noted that the locations are distributed throughout the inner-urban neighbourhoods. The city did not confirm exactly where the 12 chargers will go live as of yet. However, last year, a city memo noted some potential locations throughout the downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods.
However, they did confirm that four will be in Rideau-Vanier, one in Rideau-Rockcliffe, three in Somerset, two in Kitchissippi and two in the capital ward. The focus of these chargers is to support renters rather than homeowners. The reasoning for this is that homeowners could add charging stations on their property, while renters cannot.
The City of Ottawa informed local councilors of the exact locations earlier this week.