Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Free charging of electric vehicles is now possible using new stations recently installed at Envision Financial and Riverlodge Recreation Centre. The ChargePoint stations were officially unveiled today by Mayor Joanne Monaghan and members of Kitimat Council.

“Kitimat is doing its part in forming a regional network of charging stations,” said Monaghan. “Having such infrastructure makes Kitimat an electric vehicle-friendly community and is a step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

 

The Leviton Evr-Green units are among the most recognized and reliable chargers on the market today. ChargePoint Network has a mobile application for smartphones to help customers quickly find charging locations all over the country, reserve a unit, and even track charging progress.

Financial support was provided through the Plug-In BC program administered by the Fraser Basin Council, in addition to the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program grant received by the District of Kitimat as one of the most recent signatories to British Columbia's Climate Action Charter.

Pictured (left to right): Wendy Kraft - Envision Financial, Mark Gravel - Electric Vehicle owner, Councillor Mary Murphy, Angelo DeMelo - Envision Financial, Mayor Joanne Monaghan, Darren Hedberg - DCH Industries (contractor), Michael Bergen - E.B. Horsman & Son (supplier), Councillor Rob Goffinet, Gwen Sewell - Director of Community Planning & Development, Ken Maitland - Kitimat Understanding the Environment.