BRAMPTON, ON (September 15, 2020) – Yesterday, it was announced that the City of Brampton will receive funding to install 12 new electric vehicle charging stations at four facilities by the end of 2021. These charging stations were made possible through the City’s participation in the Peel Climate Change Partnership and Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.
With a commitment to being a Green City, in 2019, Brampton City Council voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency while aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated in the city by 80 per cent by 2050. Electric vehicle charging stations encourage residents to rethink how they get around and promote more sustainable transportation choices, in turn reducing GHGs.
The new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed at the following locations:
- Cassie Campbell Recreation Centre – 2
- Loafers Lake Recreation Centre – 2
- Chinguacousy Wellness Centre – 4
- Riverstone Community Centre – 4
For more information on the City’s electric vehicle charging stations visit www.brampton.ca
- The City of Brampton has 53 existing electric vehicle charging stations at various municipal parking lots and City facilities across the city to help make electric vehicles more convenient for residents and businesses in Brampton.
- Brampton’s electric car charging stations are free for the public to use. Normal parking fees apply in pay parking lots.
- City Council set a target to reduce GHGs in Brampton by 80 per cent by 2050 in June 2019. The City is taking a number of steps to achieve that target, including the development of a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEERP) in partnership with Sheridan College.
- Once completed, the CEERP will aim to integrate efforts of the municipality, local utilities and community stakeholders and create a roadmap that will improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ensure energy security, create economic advantage, and increase resilience to climate change.
- Mayor Patrick Brown is a member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, a first-of-its-kind global alliance of more than 9,200 cities leading the fight against climate change.
About the Peel Climate Change Partnership
The Peel Climate Change Partnership works together on projects and to secure funding that will help each member organization reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
The Partnership includes:
- The Region of Peel
- The City of Brampton
- The Town of Caledon
- Credit Valley Conservation
- The City of Mississauga
- The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
“As a Member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, I am thrilled that the City is receiving funding for 12 new electric vehicle charging stations in Brampton. Brampton is a Green City, and with more sustainable transportation choices available locally, we can continue to work towards our ambitious target of reducing our GHGs by 80 per cent by 2050, together.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“With municipalities influencing half of Canada’s GHG emissions, we must continue to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint right here at home. These new electric vehicle charging stations will make being sustainable even easier for our community as we all do our part to continue to build an increasingly Green City.”
- Charmaine Williams, City Councillor, Wards 7 and 8, Vice-Chair, Community Services
“The City’s work with the Peel Climate Change Partnership means that we are able to work closely with area partners to create a more green community and healthy environment for future generations. These electric vehicle charging stations would not be possible without collaboration throughout the Peel region and makes environmentally friendly decisions an easier choice for Brampton residents.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5, Chair, Community Services
“The 12 new electric vehicle charging stations, in addition to the 53 electric vehicle charging stations already available at various municipal parking lots and City facilities across Brampton, will make sustainable transportation an increasingly accessible choice within our community. Staff are dedicated to continuing to work with our partners and residents to support Brampton’s priority of being a Green City.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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