Electric Vehicle Charging


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 charging stations in new developments, as well as expanding the City-owned public charging network.

In February 2022, Council approved the purchase of 12 new electric vehicle charging stations that will provide 22 charging ports in seven locations throughout Chilliwack. Ten of the new stations will be dual-port, Level 2 chargers, and two will be single-port, Level 3 chargers.

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

Fraser City Installations has been awarded the contract for the installation of EV charging stations. All installations are now complete.

Installed and Operational

Level 2 Chargers:

  • Tourism Centre Visitor Centre - 2 ports
  • Sardis Sports Complex - 2 ports
  • City Hall -  6 ports
  • Landing Leisure Centre - 2 ports
  • Victoria Avenue parking lot - 2 ports
  • Chilliwack Courthouse parking lot - 2 ports

Level 3 Chargers:

  • Victoria Avenue parking lot - 2 ports

The City gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, and contributions in support of transportation and alternative fuels program from the Department of Natural Resources.

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.


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:

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