The City of Revelstoke has installed a Level 2 charging station for electric vehicles in the downtown city parking lot. Photo via City of Revelstoke

New electric vehicle charging station installed in downtown Revelstoke

A new electric vehicle charging station is ready for use at the City’s public parking lot on First St. East and Orton Ave.

The new station is located in the downtown core, has a universal charging port (can be used by all models of EVs) and is accessible seven days a week.

“This charging station will help promote our community to EV drivers looking for a great winter escape,” said Mayor Mark McKee in a news release. “More and more people are getting behind the wheel of an electric car, and now they can travel the Trans Canada Hwy and stop here to enjoy our shops and restaurants while they recharge their EV.”

The Level 2 station was installed in partnership with Accelerate Kootenays, a regional and community-drive strategy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.

The Revelstoke station is part of the broader Accelerate Kootenays charging network which connects communities across the Kootenays, from Greenwood to the Alberta border.

Partnering with Accelerate Kootenays was identified as a strategic opportunity to ensure that visitors traveling by EV could choose Revelstoke as a destination or as a place to stop, shop and eat.

The station is also available to residents who wish to charge up locally.

Accelerate Kootenays is a two-year, $1.5 million project and is the result of an innovative collaboration between local and provincial governments as well as funding agencies that have worked together to address the EV charging infrastructure gap across the Kootenays.

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