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Village Of Cumberland Installs Two New EV Charging Stations

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 7:50am

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO Village of Cumberland)

You’ll notice more electric vehicle charging stations in our region.

The Village of Cumberland recently installed two new dual-port EV charging stations at the Cumberland Cultural Centre.

The installation represents the existence of the first public charging stations in the Village core.

The level 2 chargers will add 30- 40 kms of range per hour - and the Village is hoping that might coax residents and/or visitors to have a meal at a local restaurant, go shopping or enjoy the local trails!

The charging stations will be operated as cost-neutral to the Village and charging fees have been set at $2.50/hr.

The Regional District of Nanaimo submitted the collaborative grant submission to help fill gaps in region-wide charging stations and expand zero-emission transportation operations.

The Town of Comox just installed a new EV charging station at the Comox Community Centre and another couple popped up in Courtenay earlier this month.

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