Electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at City lots

This article contains information about the addition of electric charging stations across the City, with details provided via the Hamilton Community News dated March 23, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has committed to installing 20 new electric charging stations around the City, including a station planned for Ward 8, at city-run municipal lots.

For more details, please continue reading below…

This electrifying news comes out of a March 20 council meeting, with councillors agreeing to spend $252,000, half of the $504,000 cost. The rest will be covered through the Natural Resources Canada Grant program, while the city will take its share of the price tag from various ward reserve funds and the parking reserve account.

The City plans to install 20 stations (or 40 parking spots) in municipal parking “hot spots” such as City Hall, Ottawa Street, the York St. Parkade and the Convention Centre.

The idea of how the electric charging station parking space would work is if someone with an electric vehicle wants a charge, the individual would pay the price of parking, then also pay for the charge.

The cost for a charge will be $1 per hour for the first four hours and then $4 for each hour after that, said staff via Hamilton Community News. The city will accept electronic forms of payment, including the use of smartphones. Jason Thorne, the City’s GM Planning & Economic Development went on to say that the higher cost for the charge would be an incentive for that vehicle to move.

Comparatively to other municipalities in Ontario, St. Catharines, Waterloo and Kingston charge $1.50/hr for a charge, while Kitchener levies a 50 cent charge per hour, and Orangeville charges $2.50/hr.

The Ward 8 municipal lot that the City plans on installing an electric vehicle charge station is the municipal lot off of Upper James which can be reached either via Brucedale Ave. or Genesee St..

You can find more information about local charging stations here.

(Disclaimer – these stations are not affiliated with the City of Hamilton)

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