EV Charging Stations Installed Across the City

New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed Across the City
Posted on 12/15/2021
Local EV charging network continues to grow

The City of Charlottetown has installed new public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the city. Nineteen, Level 2 stations have been, installed, with thirteen activated and ready for public use, and six coming online shortly. The new stations are an innovative, environmentally sustainable solution that helps the city’s overall goal of reaching carbon neutrality.

“Addressing climate change continues to be a top priority for our city. Our investment in EV charging stations demonstrates our commitment to the environment and sustainability,” said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the City’s Environment and Sustainability Committee.

As one of the key actions outlined in the city’s Community Energy Plan, the new EV charging stations were made possible by partnership funding from Natural Resources Canada, the Province of PEI and Maritime Electric.

“I am proud to say that we are making it easier for residents to become environmentally friendly and for our city to reduce its carbon footprint,” added Chair Tweel.

The City of Charlottetown worked with Maritime Electric to establish competitive EV charging rates. Usage charges are $3 per hour for parking spots that were not previously metered, including parkades and CADC parking lot, and $4 per hour for parking spots that were previously metered. The full map of locations, can be viewed online at: charlottetown.ca/ev

To use the new stations, drivers can use a credit card or register for an account online with ChargePoint, a leading EV charging network that has fueled more than five billion electric miles and has peer-to-peer roaming without surcharges for drivers using other networks.

To help reduce the city’s carbon footprint, two used electric vehicles were purchased and will be used by staff for corporate purposes. The two vehicles will help reduce the city’s overall GHG output. The average Canadian internal combustion engine vehicle burns 2,000 L of gasoline each year and releases about 4,600 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere. Therefore, it is estimated that the city’s two electric vehicles will sequestrate approximately 9,200 kg for CO2 and will save more than $4,320 annually in fuel costs.