As part of its climate action commitments, Coquitlam supports electrical vehicle (EV) use with a growing network of public EV charging stations.
The City installed its first dual-port user-pay public station in the parking lot at City Hall in 2015, followed by another public station at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex in 2019.
With the support of funding through the federal Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, the City installed six more stations in spring 2020 and will be adding another five by summer 2021, bringing the total number of City-owned station to 13.
EV charging infrastructure has been required for new multi-family developments in Coquitlam since 2018. The City also has a growing “Ecofleet” of electric, hybrid and compact fuel-efficient vehicles.
Coquitlam’s eight City-owned public EV stations allow for two hours of charging and are not intended for long-term parking. All but one are dual-port stations, which can serve two stalls. They are located at:
One at Coquitlam City Hall, visitor parking, covered lot off Burlington Avenue: two stalls
One at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex parking lot: two stalls
Two at King Albert Avenue beside Blue Mountain Park: four stalls
The Tennis Centre off Foster Avenue near Poirier Street: two stalls
Two at Coquitlam Public Library (Poirier): three stalls
One at City Centre Aquatic Centre: two stalls
Watch for five more stations to be added around the community by summer 2021.