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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

As a forward-looking community, the City of Barrie is striving to get ahead of the curve in regards to electric vehicles.

Staff plan to report back to City Council regarding the public response to the deployment of the charging stations. Please provide your thoughts by taking a brief survey. The results from the survey will be included in a Staff Report that will go to Council in Fall 2019.

One of the challenges to adoption of electric vehicles is the lack of public space charge stations. The City has made an arrangement with Tesla Canada to install 54 electric vehicle charge stations at various locations around downtown Barrie at no cost to Barrie residents. The City owns and operates the chargers.

Tesla has worked with the City to install both Tesla-branded charge stations that are only compatible with Tesla products and universal stations that are compatible with all makes of plug-in electric vehicles.

Locations

Regular parking rates apply and there is no additional charge to use the chargers. The downtown parking rates apply to the lots listed below.

Collier Parkade
31 Collier St.
The 5th level of the Collier Parkade has 24 stations: 16 Tesla-only and eight universal.
Downtown Library Branch
60 Worsley St. 
The downtown library branch has six stations: four Tesla-only and two universal. The stations are located in the parking lot directly north of the library building.
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe St.
Heritage Park has 12 stations: eight Tesla-only and four universal. The stations are located in the parking lot north of the splash pad.
Marina
55 Lakeshore Dr. 
The Marina has 12 stations: eight Tesla-only and four universal. The stations are located in the Marina parking lot, south of the Marina office west of the docks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything to charge my vehicle?

Regular parking rates apply; there is no additional charge to use the charging stations. The downtown parking rates apply to the Collier Parkade, Library Heritage Park and Marina lots.

Are these fast chargers?

No, these are Level II charging stations (it will take three to four hours to charge most vehicles depending on level of charge when started).

Are these spots reserved for electric vehicles only?

Anyone can park in these spots. If you don’t have an electric vehicle it's preferred that you park your vehicle in a spot that does not have a charger, but there are no restrictions on the use of these parking spaces.

Who pays for the electrical cost when the chargers are used?

The electrical cost will be paid by the City. It is anticipated that costs will be very low initially. As usage becomes more significant, the City intends to charge for the use of the charging stations.

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