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Kelowna is getting at least four more electric car charging stations

May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - As electric cars slowly become more popular, the City of Kelowna continues to partner with Fortis B.C. to install charging station.

The first two were installed in the Okanagan Heritage Museum parking lot in 2016. These outlets need four to six hours to charge a vehicle.

Fast chargers, that take half an hour to reach an 80 per cent charge, are to be installed this spring at the museum parking lot, Centennial Park in Rutland and two at Kelowna Airport. Those will cost $9 for a 30-minute charge, according to a report going to city council Monday, May 27.

The plan is to support Fortis B.C.'s grant application for two more fast charge stations, one each for the museum and Centennial Park. The City provides the land and electricity for the stations while Fortis, with the aid of grants, provides and installs the machines.

Almost one per cent of vehicles licenced in Kelowna in August 2017 were electric, the report states.

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