Downtown Squamish is home to a DC Fast Charging Station for electric vehicles. Located across the street from Municipal Hall on Second Avenue, this charging station is one of 13 in a network built by BC Hydro and the Province of BC. The charging station is available to drivers 24 hours a day and can charge an electric vehicle to 80% in 25-30 minutes.
The installation of these stations marks a significant milestone for B.C.’s Clean Energy Vehicle Program – completing the B.C. portion of the West Coast Green Highway. Electric vehicle owners will eventually be able to drive from San Diego, California all the way to Whistler knowing they can charge their vehicles along the way.
The District of Squamish is very pleased to be chosen as one of the participating communities for this initiative.
Charging station locations in Squamish are shown on websites and apps such as Plugshare, shown below. Please click here to open Plugshare in a new window.
Squamish has several public charging stations, including the fast charging station downtown, across from Municipal Hall. Various apps and websites feature the locations of the charging stations. Check out Plug Share’s interactive map for an up-to-date listing of local stations (www.plugshare.com)
Charging at the DC Fast Charging Station is currently provided free of charge. The Province of BC and BC Hydro have indicated a cost will be introduced in the future but details have yet to be announced.
Directional signage is on order and will be installed shortly by MOTI and the District in order to direct cars off the highway.
Yes, electric vehicles travelling from Vancouver to Whistler can now stop in Squamish and charge their vehicles 24 hours a day.
The Squamish DC Fast Charging Station is one of 13 planned for BC and is also part of the “West Coast Green Highway”. When all stations are installed, drivers can drive from Whistler to San Diego, California and have access to fast charging stations all along the route. For more information please visit: http://www.westcoastgreenhighway.com/
Locating the new DC fast charging station downtown helps bring visitors to Squamish off the highway and through our downtown streets. Adjacent to the picturesque Stan Clarke Park, and steps away from food and beverage and retail outlets, this station’s location was strategically chosen to showcase Squamish Downtown to visitors.
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