Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 has installed a pair of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at c̓əsqənelə Elementary.
“In the last year, British Columbia has been home to the highest adoption rate of electric vehicles per capita in Canada and School District No. 42 is proud to be part of this transition,” says Derek Oppedisano, SD42 manager, energy & environmental sustainability.
“With nearly thirty thousand cars on the road and nearly one in ten purchases of new vehicles being electric, the need for charging infrastructure is a key piece in the transition away from carbon-intensive fuels.”
EV owners need to download the SWTCH app to use the new Level 2 chargers located in the c̓əsqənelə parking lot, and there is a cost of two dollars per hour to charge vehicles.
The charging stations are available to the public weekdays, from 7 am to 10 pm (please note: the parking lot closes after 10 pm).
Hours of availability will be extended to weekends and overnight when work is completed at the adjacent Albion Community Centre.