More electric vehicle charging stations coming to Delta

Electric vehicle owners will have a new place to charge up for free.

Delta council has endorsed an agreement between BC Hydro and the City of Delta for the use of two parking stalls at the South Delta Recreation Centre for a direct current fast charge station.

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BC Hydro recently secured funding from both the provincial and federal governments to add to its network of DC electric vehicle charging stations. DC fast charging stations, also referred to as level three charging stations, use a high power charge that allows for electric vehicles to be fully charged in 30 to 40 minutes.

The approximate cost to install a level three charging station is $150,000.

According to a Delta staff report, council has already approved funding through Delta’s 2019 capital plan to install two level two charging stations in North Delta, one in Tsawwassen and one in Ladner. Each of the charging stations would have two charging points.

“Given the pronounced increase in the number of electric vehicles and continued growth of these vehicles, the demand for publicly available stations is increasing,” stated a Delta staff report. “Accordingly, a number of cities in the region have recently implemented fees and others are contemplating adding fees in the near future ranging from $1 to $2 per hour. Staff are proposing that the Delta stations be free to use at first, however, they will have the capacity to collect fees in the future as determined by council.”

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