New Electric vehicle charging stations could be coming to Courtenay in the near future.
Last year the city took part in the Mid-Island EV Network project, which is aimed at making Vancouver Island more accessible to electric vehicles.
On September 1st last year, the province announced grant funding was approved for EV charging stations in key locations on the island based on public demand and current gaps in availability.
That included money for two dual-port and one single-port Level 2 EV charging stations in the City of Courtenay.
Courtenay says it met with key stakeholders in the area including the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association (DCBIA) and the Comox Valley EV Association to figure out where the new stations could be placed.
After some discussion, they decided on three locations for the stations:
- 6 th Street & England Avenue (DCBIA) – dual port station
- Lewis Centre, 489 Old Island Highway – dual port station
- Courtenay City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue – single port station
The three spots will now undergo an engineered assessment to see if they meet the requirements and if not, the city will look at other options.