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Electric Vehicles

A City of Surrey Nissan Leaf charging outside the Surrey Museum.

Join Surrey in reducing community greenhouse gas emissions!

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

  • Environmentally Friendly: EVs emit no greenhouse gas emissions and will help Surrey reduce community gas emissions.
  • Cost: The average BC driver can save over $2000 in fuel costs annually.
  • Less maintainance: There are fewer moving parts an electric vehicle than a gasoline powered vehicle.
  • Quieter: Electric motors are nearly silent, making for a much quieter environment in the vehicle and in Surrey neighbourhoods.
  • Increased Convenience & Selection: Improved technology means better convenience for existing and future electric vehicle drivers. There are now more types of electric vehicles available in Canada, more charging facilities in Surrey and Canada-wide, and a more affordable purchase cost.

Electric Vehicle Charging Locations

The City operates 18 electric vehicle chargers that are free and available to the public. There are an estimated 40 more provided by private businesses.

Find the charger closest to you:

Problem with an electric vehicle charger?

Download the Surrey Request App and complete a service request, or call Parking Services at 604-591-4352.

Background

The City began supporting electric vehicles and providing public charging facilities in 2012. This has included:

  • Grant funding from the Province of British Columbia to locate one of the country’s first publicly available free Level 2 chargers within Surrey.
  • Operation of 2 Level 3 “DC Fast” chargers – one at City Hall and one at the Surrey Museum.
  • 16 Level 2 chargers at public locations throughout the City.
  • The City operates 8 electric Nissan Leaf vehicles as part of our Corporate vehicle fleet.
  • The construction of any new gas station now requires installation of complementary electric vehicle chargers.

To support growing demand for electric vehicles and encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Surrey, City staff continue to develop new policies and strategies to improve access to electric vehicle charging in public and private locations.

As of 2019, we are now in the process of updating our policies for electric vehicles. Read about our Application to the CleanBC Communities Fund to expand Surrey’s public electric vehicle charging network.

New Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements in New Developments

On February 25, 2019, the City of Surrey amended its Zoning Bylaw to require Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in all new residential and commercial developments. Read the EV Charging Infrastructure requirements bulletin.

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