Electric Vehicle Charging

BACKGROUND

The Province of British Columbia passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEV Act) on May 30, 2019. This legislation requires that the percentage of sales and leases of light duty electric vehicles (EVs) reach 10 percent by 2025, 30 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2040.

To support this Provincial target, as well as local priorities for climate action, air quality and green house gas reduction, the City is moving forward with requirements and guidelines for EV Changing stations in new developments, as well as expanding the City-owned public charging network.

Information about the Provincial CleanBC Strategy, as well as incentives for electric vehicles and charging stations can be found at: Go Electric BC

City Charging Stations

In 2013, the City installed public charging stations at two locations in Chilliwack. These stations are free of charge for public use and can be found at:

  • City Hall (8550 Young Road)
      • Note:  This station is currently unavailable due to construction at City Hall.  A new station will be installed following completion of the construction.
  • Chilliwack Visitor Centre (44150 Luckakuck Way)
  • 2021:  The City has been awarded funding from both the province and the federal government for the installation of additional level 2 (J1772) EV chargers throughout the City. A contractor for this work will be chosen in the coming months and installation of these will take place over the next couple years as funding allows.   The following locations are to be included in the project:

      • Victoria Ave Parking lot
      • Courthouse Parking lot
      • Evergreen Hall / Curling Club Parking lot
      • Sardis Sportsplex parking lot
      • City Hall
      • Tourism Chilliwack and
      • Chilliwack Operations Centre

EV Charging Requirements for New Developments

In August 2020, the City of Chilliwack amended its Zoning Bylaw to require EV charging infrastructure in all new residential developments.

Read the EV Charging Infrastructure requirements bulletin here.

MAPS

These maps provide real time status of availability, locations and directions. They also have options for smartphone apps that can communicate additional updates directly to the user, notifying them when charging is complete or interrupted: