The City has announced it is installing 48 public electric vehicle charging stations at 21 locations in Kingston.
During a trial period, the clearly marked parking spaces will include Level 2 stations that will be free for public use after paying standard parking fees, while Level 3 fast chargers will require additional payment to use.
Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations are being installed as part of Kingston’s network, with Level 2 charging stations typically deliver a full charge in four to six hours and Level 3 fast chargers deliver a full charge in less than an hour.
UPDATE: Photo and Video posted by Mayor Bryan Paterson and City of Kingston:
Today is the official launch of our public electric vehicle charging station network! Kingston’s network is the largest municipally-owned public network of EV charging stations in Ontario with 48 charging stations across 21 locations. Very excited that #ygk is leading the way! pic.twitter.com/AQD3ZHLM4r
— Bryan Paterson (@MayorPaterson) August 3, 2018
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Rena Upitis, e-Golf owner, led Mayor Paterson with the inaugural charge of Kingston’s new electric vehicle charging network. #ygk has the largest network of municipally-owned charging stations in Ontario. Find out more at https://t.co/4QVFyEUz3o pic.twitter.com/Cj0xS7b7bW
— City of Kingston (@cityofkingston) August 3, 2018
“As part of the City’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, we hope that providing the infrastructure to support electric vehicles will encourage more residents to adopt this environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional cars,” said environment director Paul MacLatchy in a release.
The City’s public network of charging stations are owned by the City and operated by FLO, Canada’s largest electric vehicle charging network.
More details and a full list of future EV charging stations can be found at CityofKingston.ca/EV.