Drivers of electric vehicles will have more options when it comes to juicing up their batteries this year.
A surge in funding will see three new public stations going up in the District of North Vancouver. The new locations include:
- four Level 2 chargers at Lynn Valley Village
- four Level 2 chargers at Lynn Creek Community Recreation Centre, and
- two Level 3 DC fast-chargers at Norgate Park.
The stations are being paid for with $140,000 from the federal zero-emission vehicle infrastructure program, and $50,000 from the provincial CleanBC go electric program. Construction for these sites will start this month, according to district staff.
High demand on the North Shore has caused traffic jams of drivers waiting for plugs, namely at a Tesla supercharger station on Lonsdale Avenue.
When asked about a speculated new Tesla supercharger location at 801 Marine Dr., City of North Vancouver spokesperson Amanda Gibbs said she could confirm there are licensing and permitting applications in progress for commercial EV parking lots.
“On a related note, City of North Vancouver will be bringing additional EV charging stations online as part of the Harry Jerome Community Centre project in early 2026,” she said, adding that details on the number of EV spots will be available in the next few months.