Collingwood encourages everyone to go green with EV charging stations

June 14, 2022
EV charging stations

The Town of Collingwood is accelerating its green initiatives by installing a bank of charging stations in the Pine Street parking lot, encouraging everyone to go green. The Town was successful in a joint application through Natural Resources Canada with other municipalities and the County of Simcoe, to receive $120,000 to help fund the installation of these charging stations. 

There are two Level 3 (fast chargers), and two dual-port Level 2 chargers for a total of six parking/charging spots. The rates are currently $.25 per minute for Level 3 charging and $.75 per hour for Level 2 charging. These rates are subject to change based on operating/maintenance costs. 

Under Collingwood By-law No. 2020-050 only Electric Vehicles are permitted in these parking spaces, and they must be charging when parked. The rate for charging is inclusive of parking.

The charging stations soft opened for public use in December 2021. The usage statistics collected until the end of May show there have been 262 charging events. Staff estimate that the use of these chargers have resulted in a diversion of 1,630 litres of fuel. Based on this amount of fuel, it is estimated this has resulted in a diversion of 3,685 kg of CO2.

Learn more about Electric Vehicles (EVs) and E-Bikes
Collingwood Climate Action Team is planning an 'Electrify Your Ride' EVent on Thursday, June 16, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Pine Street parking lot.  They will have EVs and E-Bikes on site for the public to view and ask questions of the riders/drivers. For more information on this event please email collingwoodcat@gmail.com or visit www.collingwoodclimateaction.com. 

About Collingwood 
The Town of Collingwood is a progressive community located in the heart of a four-season recreation area on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. The area is well known for its many natural amenities and its rich heritage. Collingwood is a destination for tourism and many business, sporting, and cultural events Collingwood acts as gateway to the South Georgian Bay region, with stunning landscapes that encourage an active lifestyle, and inspire the local arts and culture community.  Downtown Collingwood might just surprise you with 30 plus restaurants, 60 plus boutique shops, spas for relaxing, live music for grooving…all in the only downtown core recognized in Canada’s Registrar of Historic Places!  More recently, the harbourfront area is emerging as an extension to the downtown district.  Plans for expanding the amenities and events in the harbourfront area promise to make this a much more prominent tourism destination.  

 

For more information, contact:

Christa Carter
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274
ccarter@collingwood.ca
    

Adam Gallant
Coordinator, Fleet & Facilities
T. 705-446-4314
agallant@collingwood.ca