Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Civic Centre Parking lot hosts Community EV Charging station

The Civic Centre is the latest location for EV owners to
get a charge with two stations in place at the Arena Parking lot

The latest location for Electric Vehicle owners to get a charge has been introduced, with the City of Prince  Rupert installing a charging station  in the Civic Centre parking lot, directly in front of the Arena entrance by Hays Creek.

The ChargePoint station features two charging terminals for use on either side of the traffic island.

The City announced its plans to place the EV Charging stations at the Recreation Centre back in November of 2022

The City at the time noted how the stations would be able to charge a vehicle from Empty to Full in about one hour's time

An original plan from 2021 was to also install a charging station in the Cow Bay Area, though there have been no updates on that initiative since. 

The BC Hydro Charging station was the first public
station installed in Prince Rupert in late 2020

The newest charging station is part of the ongoing addition of units to the community, the first of which was a BC Hydro station adjacent to Mariners Park and the Court House downtown, that EV Station opened in the fall of 2020.

School District 52 is also about to join the shift  towards EV Charging, with plans recently noted by HyperCharge  of a Level 3 charging station to be placed at Charles Hays Secondary on Prince Rupert Boulevard.

A second station is planned for the Booth Maintenance Building.

No timeline has been announced as to when those two stations will be going into service.

Across Northern BC Charge North continues to add stations in communities along the Highway 16 corridor, with service for the Northwest now noted as available from Haida Gwaii to Prince George.

You can learn more about the Charge North plans here.

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