Ready, set, charge!

Charging an EV at one of the city's charging stations.
Charging an EV at one of the Burlington’s Level 2 charging stations.

Did you know there are 27 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in downtown Burlington?

The city’s first public EV charging station was installed in the parking garage at 414 Locust St. in 2015. A second charging station was added in 2017 at the same location. Both charging stations have two ports each allowing a total of four vehicles to charge at once.

EV charging stations signage at the entrance to Burlington's parking garage at 414 Locust St.
EV charging stations signage at the entrance to Burlington’s parking garage at 414 Locust St.

In 2018, 25 more public EV charging ports were added – 20 of which were through the former Workplace EV Charging Incentive Program (WEVCIP). A condition of this funding was that the parking spots must be used by workplace employees during working hours. However, the public can use the charging stations outside working hours.

All the city’s public charging stations are Level 2, which is the most common level of charging.

Where are the city’s public EV parking spaces located?

Address When can I plug in? # ports
Lot 5 – 391 Brant St. Anytime  2
Lot 13 – 426 Brant St. Anytime  1
Garage Level 1 a – 414 Locust St. Anytime  4
Garage Level 6a – 414 Locust St. Anytime  2
Garage Level 6a – 414 Locust St. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  6
Lot 2 – 446 Burlington Ave. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  2
Lot 3 – 533 John St. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  2
Lot 4 – 421 John St. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  2
Lot 6 – 430 Brock St. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  2
Lot 7 – 500 Locust St. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  2
Lot 10 – 1371 Elgin St. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  2
Roads, Parks and Forestry, 3330 Harvester Rd. After 6 p.m. and on weekends  2

Who can park in the EV parking spaces?

Make sure you follow these rules. It will save you $47 ticket.

  • Only park in an EV parking spot if you are parking an EV
  • Keep your EV plugged in
  • Move your EV within four hours of parking to give others a chance to charge

Is there a cost to charge my EV?

Not for the electricity. And parking downtown is also free on weekdays after 6 p.m., on weekends and the month of December.

Where are other charging stations located?

Check out PlugShare to find other publicly accessible EV charging stations.

Climate Change Connections

In Apr. 2019, the City of Burlington declared a climate emergency. On Dec. 2, 2019, sustainability staff presented City Council with a draft Climate Action Plan to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions.  Supporting electric mobility is one of the key program areas in the plan to reduce our collective carbon footprint.

Take Action Burlington! If you drive a vehicle, consider one with lower emissions. Collectively we can make a difference and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.


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