Construction began Monday on two Level 3 EV fast charging stations at the Frontenac Lot stations which are expected to be up and running in two or three weeks.
When completed, this installation – which will render the south-east exit from the Frontenac lot to Queen Street temporarily unavailable – can provide a full charge to most EVs in less than an hour and cost $17 per hour to use in addition to regular parking fees.
The new charges are being built by the Corporation of the City of Kingston and partially funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative as announced earlier this year. The existing 48 stations in the municipal network consist of Level 2 and level 3 chargers are owned by the City and operated by FLO, Canada’s largest electric vehicle charging network.
“Conventional gas-fuelled vehicles produce over 35% of our community’s carbon emissions,” said Paul MacLatchy, environment director for the City. “By providing charging infrastructure that is reliable, affordable and publicly accessible 24/7, the City is supporting residents and businesses who want to reduce their contribution to Kingston’s carbon footprint and the global climate crisis by choosing an EV as one of their modes of transportation.”
The full list of EV charging stations in Kingston can be found on the City’s EV page.