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Power up, faster: Level 3 EV fast charging stations coming to downtown Kingston

July 11, 2019 -

The City is making it easier than ever to be an electric vehicle driver in Kingston – and help meet the city's carbon reduction target – by installing two Level 3 fast charging stations in downtown Kingston. Construction on the Frontenac Lot stations begins Monday, July 15 and is anticipated to be complete within two to three weeks. The south-east exit from the Frontenac lot to Queen Street will be temporarily unavailable during construction.

Built by the Corporation of the City of Kingston and partially funded through Natural Resources Canada's Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, these chargers are among the first Level 3 fast chargers in Kingston.

"Conventional gas fuelled vehicles produce over 35% of our community's carbon emissions. By providing charging infrastructure that is reliable, affordable and publicly accessible 24/7, the City is supporting residents and businesses who want to reduce their contribution to Kingston's carbon footprint and the global climate crisis by choosing an EV as one of their modes of transportation," says Paul MacLatchy, environment director.

Level 3 fast chargers provide a full charge to most EVs in less than 1 hour, and will cost $17 per hour to use (plus additional parking fees). The 48 stations in the municipal network consist of Level 2 and level 3 chargers are owned by the City and operated by FLO, Canada's largest electric vehicle charging network. To view the full list of EV charging stations visit www.CityofKingston.ca/EV

Demonstrating leadership on climate action is a strategic priority of Kingston City Council.