Electric Vehicle Charge Stations

Why Electric Vehicles


Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are energy efficient and:

  • EVs don't burn fossil fuels, improving air quality
  • PHEVs, while they do have a gas engine to extend beyond their electric driving range, are still considered zero emission vehicles  
  • EVs and PHEVs both reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • EVs and PHEVs both save money on fuel costs
  • EVs and PHEVs both support investment in the new economy of Clean Energy

The City of Nanaimo supports the use of zero-emission vehicles and continues to add electric vehicles to its fleet. The City owns and maintains multiple Level 2 (240V) charging stations that can be found at a variety of City parks and facilities

EV Charging Stations

There are various EV charging locations in and around Nanaimo; some are City-owned and some can be found at businesses around town. Most of the public EV charging stations in Nanaimo are Level 2 (240V), but there a few Level 3 (480V) charging stations capable of charging up to 80% in 30 minutes (depending on the vehicle). 

As of June 1, 2024, the City will implement fees associated with the City-Owned EV Charging Stations.  Fee schedule as follows:

 Active Charging Connection Between 6:00am and 10:00pm

$0.025/minute or portion thereof for the first 120 minutes

$0.06/minute or portion thereof for each subsequent minute. 

 Active Charging Connection Between 10:00pm and 6:00am  $0.06/minute or portion thereof.
 Idle Connection any time of day  $0.10/minute or portion thereof, following a 15-minute grace period.

City of Nanaimo charging stations are mapped and listed on the following EV websites:

Last updated: April 8, 2024

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