At the May 14 Regular Council meeting, elected officials discussed a staff presentation on possible locations for electric vehicle (EV) Chargers. From the report, following are two maps, one of existing EV chargers, and one of proposed chargers. (The following photos are also in larger size below.)
Staff presenting the proposal noted that although each location may have variable challenges for connecting to the power source, it was estimated that each location would cost $5000 for a power connection and $5000 per charger for purchase and installation.
The budget for EV chargers which was carried over from 2017 is $77,000. The estimate for all six chargers and way-finding signage is $63,000; actual costs will depend on their location, number and type of charger selected.
Charging for EVs stations would be free, and only electric vehicles would be allowed to park at those particular spots.
The recommendation that Council considered was that they approve the installation and locations for two electric vehicle (EV) Level 2 chargers, at each of the following locations:
- Eustace Road near the Royal Canadian Legion
- Ed McGregor Park Parking Lot
- District of Sooke Municipal Hall Parking Lot
Council directed staff to issue a Request for Proposals for the Electric Vehicle Level 2 Chargers project. Council was assured that they would receive a report back on a semi annual basis.
Present: Mayor Maja Tait and Councillors Kevin Pearson, Brenda Parkinson, Kerrie Reay, and Rick Kasper;
Absent: Bev Berger, Ebony Logins
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