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Fun fact: Gasoline and diesel use creates over 30% of Kingston's carbon footprint and electric vehicles can be over 60% less expensive to operate than gasoline cars.

Kingston's Public EV Charging Network

The City's public EV charging stations are operated through the Flo Network and will consist of Level 2 and Level 3 chargers.

To use a Flo charging station download the mobile app from Google Play or the App Store

Download from the Google Play Store Apple App Store

Check out these short videos on how to use a Flo EV charging station:

For 24/7 assistance with charging issues please call 1-888-356-8911

You can find the locations of activated EV chargers by using the Flo app or any of several other mobile apps for EV drivers.

Level 2 Charging

Level 2 charging stations will be free for public use (normal parking fees apply) and available at:

Level 3 Charging

Level 3 fast chargers will be available for use by early 2019 for a fee at:

These parking spaces will be reserved for electric vehicles (battery electric and plug-in hybrids) while charging. They are clearly marked with green paint and/or signage.

As part of the City's commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, providing the infrastructure to support electric vehicles will encourage more residents to adopt this environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional cars.

Interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Check out plugndrive.ca or visit their Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in North York, Ontario and test drive your next clean ride.

Finding electric vehicle charging stations in Kingston and across Canada is easy using websites and smartphone apps and by using the GPS features included in most EVs. 

What are electric vehicle charging stations?

An electric car uses an electric motor, powered by a battery, instead of a traditional gasoline engine. The batteries in these vehicles need to be recharged when depleted. Electric vehicle charging stations are essentially specialized outlets that these vehicles can plug into to recharge their batteries while away from home.

What type of charging stations are they?

Level 2 chargers operate on 220 volts (like a dryer or stove) and can charge a vehicle in 3 to 6 hours, depending on vehicle type. Most EV owners will have a Level 2 charger at home for overnight charging.

Level 3 chargers, also known as DC Fast Chargers operate on high DC voltage and can charge a vehicle in as little as 30 minutes depending on the vehicle type.

Who operates the electric vehicle charging stations?

Charging stations are owned by the City and operated by FLO.

Why is the City installing them at municipal properties?

These charging stations are being installed as part of the City's commitment to climate action and environmental sustainability. Helping to make electric vehicles more convenient for residents, visitors and businesses in Kingston will encourage more residents to adopt this environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional cars, and lower their carbon footprint. 

Who can use them?

Anyone with a battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle can use an EV charger as long as you have created account with the Flo network.  EV chargers cannot be used for any purpose other than to charge electric vehicles.

Do I need to pay to charge my car?

Kingston's Level 2 electric car charging stations are free for the public to use. Level 3 fast charging will be available for a fee. Normal parking fees are applicable in pay parking lots and on-street locations. 

Can a regular car park in an electric vehicle charging station spot?

Be considerate. Please don't park your regular vehicle in an EV charging spot.   When charging spots are blocked, the people who need them can't use them.

How do I use a charging station?

Kingston's public EV charging stations are operated through Flo, Canada's largest EV charging network. 

To use a Flo charging station download the mobile app from Google Play or the App Store.

Check out these short videos on how to use a Flo EV charging station:

For 24/7 assistance with charging issues please call 1-888-356-8911