News Flash

City News

Posted on: July 7, 2021

Level 1 EV Charging Stations Piloted in Coquitlam City Centre

News Flash Level 1

COQUITLAM, BC, July 7, 2021 – Coquitlam is piloting an expansion of its electric vehicle charging network this summer with six units of Level 1 charging stations.

Coquitlam recently installed six, Level 1 EV charging stations at two locations serving up to six vehicles as part of an initial pilot:

  • three units within the City Hall visitor parkade (3000 Guildford Way - opposite existing Level 2 chargers), and 
  • three at the Coquitlam City Centre Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way - off the initial driving aisle).

During the pilot project there will be no user cost for the Level 1 stations. However, the City will be using this period to observe the usage to determine future user fees. 

New Level 1 Charging Stations 

These Level 1 units are meant for long-duration charging including, 4+ hours, or overnight charging.

At the library location, visitors will be permitted to charge their vehicle up to 4-hours, in-line with the current parking restrictions, which includes no overnight parking. 

For City Hall, the visitor portion of the parkade is open 24 hours allowing overnight charging between Monday and Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. The standard 2-hour parking restrictions will continue to be enforced between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

With this option and locations available, the EV Level 1 stations will be able to support our neighbouring residential buildings where existing stratas don’t allow residents to charge. 

EV Charging in Coquitlam

In spring 2020, the City installed a first set of Level 2 ports through Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, and more followed in the spring this year, bringing the current total number of City-owned, user-pay, Level 2, electric vehicle locations to nine and serving a total of 23 parking stalls. Another location will open up at the new Burke Mountain Discovery Centre later this summer.  

To support EV use in the community, the City has posted information and a map of charging stations at www.coquitlam.ca/evcharging. All of the City’s public EV Charging stations are also shown on the Plugshare website at: https://www.plugshare.com/widget.html.

Improving EV Charging Access 

The expansion of the City’s EV charging network focuses on high-traffic areas while addressing neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. 

It will also support those who own – or wish to own – EVs but live in multi-family buildings that don’t accommodate EV charging. EV charging infrastructure has been required for all new multi-family developments in Coquitlam since 2018.

Coquitlam Addresses Climate Change

Coquitlam signed the Climate Action Charter in 2007 and strengthened that commitment in December of 2019, when Council endorsed a motion calling on all levels of government globally to act with more urgency to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

The City of Coquitlam is committed to reducing GHG emissions by evolving the City’s fleet through the integration of low carbon and zero emissions vehicles and EV charging infrastructure in our corporate operations. Coquitlam currently has a growing ‘Ecofleet’ of electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient compact vehicles that includes three electric vehicles, eight hybrid vehicles, three electric mini-dump trucks and three electric Zambonis. 

The City’s commitment to the environment has translated into a variety of activities and practices over the years including developing an Environmental Sustainability Plan, Climate Adaptation Strategic Plan, monitoring building energy use, educating staff and using energy-sharing systems, LED lighting, programmable thermostats and waste-heat recovery systems. The City also promotes energy conservation to the community, including energy rebate programs and tips for residents and businesses.

These efforts will support Coquitlam’s goal to reduce corporate GHG emissions to 40 per cent below 2007 levels by 2025. For more information on Coquitlam’s climate change initiatives, visit www.coquitlam.ca/climateaction

Media contact:
Dragana Mitic
Manager, Transportation
Engineering & Public Works
604-927-4303
DMitic@coquitlam.ca 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Adult and child swimming

Swimmers Welcomed Back to CCAC Oct. 4

Posted on: October 1, 2021
Adult holding plates of food

Coquitlam Launches Business E-Newsletter

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Sports Fair News

Coquitlam Sports Fair Returns Aug. 21

Posted on: August 3, 2021
Galloway Spray Park (1) Newsflash

Coquitlam Re-Opens Cooling Centres

Posted on: July 29, 2021
Galloway Spray Park (1) Newsflash

Beat the Heat and Stay Safe

Posted on: June 25, 2021
Pickleball Newsflash

Try Out Pickleball at Bramble Park

Posted on: June 3, 2021
Paying Taxes

2021 Utility Payments are Due

Posted on: March 23, 2021
Coquitlam - Hickey Park Newsflash 2

Upgraded Courts Reopen at Hickey Park

Posted on: March 29, 2021
Aerial image of Coquitlam's City Centre at night

Coquitlam Named as Smart21 Community

Posted on: March 1, 2021
Cougar - 519x390

Protect Pets from Cougars

Posted on: February 16, 2021
Snow News Flash

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: February 12, 2021
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Feb. 12, 2021

Posted on: February 12, 2021
Family Day 2021

Celebrate Family Day Safely in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 8, 2021
Crystal Falls News Flash

No Public Access on Crystal Falls Trail

Posted on: February 2, 2021
Coyote in the Bush - News Flash Image

Be Coyote Aware

Posted on: January 22, 2021
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Dec. 24, 2020

Posted on: December 24, 2020
Tree Chipping News Flash

Tree Chipping Events in Coquitlam

Posted on: December 23, 2020
Winter Wise News Flash

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: December 22, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Dec. 22, 2020

Posted on: December 22, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Dec. 11, 2020

Posted on: December 11, 2020
CSRP Grant - News Flash Image

Coquitlam Introduces New Community Grants

Posted on: November 17, 2020
Winter Wise News Flash

Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise

Posted on: November 9, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Nov. 5, 2020

Posted on: November 5, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Nov. 16, 2020

Posted on: November 4, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 29, 2020

Posted on: October 29, 2020
LAL Cancelled News Flash

Lights at Lafarge Cancelled for 2020

Posted on: October 26, 2020
Halloween News Flash

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween

Posted on: October 26, 2020
Small Business Week

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Posted on: October 19, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

Posted on: October 8, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

Posted on: October 2, 2020
Boy in spray park

Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

Posted on: September 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

Posted on: September 25, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam Crunch

Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam

Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

Posted on: September 1, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

Posted on: August 28, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Keep Bears Safe

Posted on: August 10, 2020

More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Open Letter to Our Community

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from The Mayor - April 2

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Message from the Mayor

Posted on: March 26, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

Posted on: February 12, 2020

2020 Utility Payments are Due

Posted on: February 24, 2020

Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted on: January 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Jan. 27

Posted on: January 15, 2020
Coquitlam

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: January 8, 2020