Beginning June 1, 2019 the City of North Vancouver will require all new residential parking spots to include energized outlets capable of providing Level 2 charging or higher for EVs.
Larisa Lensink, environmental sustainability specialist for the city, stated that “In the last five years, the EV landscape has changed significantly. EV sales have increased exponentially each year and in the third quarter of 2018, EV sales accounted for 15.4 per cent of passenger vehicles sales in B.C. Globally, decarbonization of the transportation sector by 2030 is critical in order to avoid the long-lasting and irreversible effects of climate change.”
The city will also seek a minimum of 20 per cent of all new commercial and residential visitor parking spaces meet the same requirements.