Flo EV Charging stations are on!
Bowen’s first public EV charging stations are up and running at the Library parking lot. These are available for charging up to three hours at a rate of $2.00 for the first two hours and $3.00 for the remaining hour. Users must have a Flo account. You can sign up and download the free mobile app at https://account.flo.ca/Account/SignUp, and add funds to your account with a credit card.
Questions? Please contact Natasha Cheong, Island Community Planner at 604-947-4255 ext. 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note EV parking is for electric vehicles only while charging.
For immediate release
February 17, 2022
BOWEN ISLAND – Bowen Island has taken one small but important step towards promoting alternative transportation options by installing two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use in Snug Cove.
Located in the parking lot next to the Library on Bowen Island Trunk Rd, the Core+ Level 2 charging stations will offer convenient access for people to charge their electric vehicles while shopping, using the trails, dining or otherwise accessing services in the Cove. The location was selected with feedback from local business owners and community organizations. The Library lot is close to electrical servicing, visible to ferry traffic and easily accessed from the main road.
Bowen Island Municipality received funding in 2018 from BC Hydro as part of their rehabilitation efforts from a completed construction project. Promoting the use of alternative transportation options such as electric vehicles is noted in the Official Community Plan, Community Energy and Emissions Plan and the Transportation Plan.
The decision to install EV charging stations was made in 2019 in line with this established community priority. The project was put on hold in a lower priority partly due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and until hydro installation at the site was available.
Along with the advancement of the cross island Multi-Use Path, this is one of the ways Bowen Island is moving towards a greener future by making access to alternative transportation easier for people on the move.
Please stay tuned for an announcement of when the Core+ charging stations will be operational and available for use.