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EV chargers coming to Lansdowne Centre in Richmond

Lansdowne Centre’s new chargers are coming in mid-August.
Lansdowne Centre is installing seven new EV chargers. Vikki Hui photo

Seven EV chargers are being installed at Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre, coincidentally, the same week city council is requiring more commercial properties to get ready for electric cars.

The new chargers, next to the Canada Line SkyTrain station at Lansdowne, have been under construction for the past few weeks.

According to a spokesperson from Lansdowne Centre, the chargers each have two feeds and can charge 14 cars in total at once.

The ChargerQuest L3 FAST chargers can charge all EV brands and do not require proprietary cards or membership.

Pricing is standardized and will cost around $0.40 to $0.45 per kWh.

The chargers are expected to be completed by mid-August.

Charging infrastructure required in new commercial spaces

On Monday, Richmond city council passed a motion to require new commercial and office buildings to install EV charging infrastructure in 45 per cent of their parking stalls.

It will cost between $400 to $700 per parking stall to install the infrastructure, according to city staff, which will be cheaper than retrofitting it at a later date.

Property owners will have the discretion to decide whether to install actual charging stations and what the pricing would be.

City staff expect the number of EVs in Richmond to exceed five per cent by the end of the year.

- With files from Maria Rantanen