Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The City is looking to identify locations where public electric vehicle charging stations could be installed to support the uptake of electric vehicles in Ottawa. Switching from gas and diesel to electric vehicles is one of the most important actions required to meet Ottawa's target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 100 per cent by 2050.

To ensure everyone in Ottawa can access an electric vehicle charging station, the City is specifically targeting areas that meet the following criteria:

  • Higher population density/more multi-unit residential buildings
  • High proportion of rental housing
  • Less frequent public transit
  • Areas with lower levels of household income

These types of locations are typically not well served by electric vehicle chargers that are owned by private companies. By selecting these areas, the City is looking to fill existing gaps to ensure more residents have access to a reliable charging station.

The City will be applying for funding for these new charging stations from Hydro Ottawa through the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Funding through this program is limited to $100,000 so we will be prioritizing locations that best fit the criteria above. Other criteria and locations will be considered if more funding becomes available.

Suggest a location for an electric vehicle charging

Please suggest locations for electric vehicle charging stations by adding a pin to the map below. The map also shows current and planned City of Ottawa electric vehicle charging stations.

When suggesting a location be sure to consider the criteria above. Only locations which meet one or more of the criteria will be considered at this stage. Other locations will be considered if more funding becomes available.

Please add your suggestions by the end of day on January 9.


If you would like to receive updates on electric vehicle charging and other climate change news subscribe to the climate change e-newsletter.

The City is looking to identify locations where public electric vehicle charging stations could be installed to support the uptake of electric vehicles in Ottawa. Switching from gas and diesel to electric vehicles is one of the most important actions required to meet Ottawa's target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 100 per cent by 2050.

To ensure everyone in Ottawa can access an electric vehicle charging station, the City is specifically targeting areas that meet the following criteria:

  • Higher population density/more multi-unit residential buildings
  • High proportion of rental housing
  • Less frequent public transit
  • Areas with lower levels of household income

These types of locations are typically not well served by electric vehicle chargers that are owned by private companies. By selecting these areas, the City is looking to fill existing gaps to ensure more residents have access to a reliable charging station.

The City will be applying for funding for these new charging stations from Hydro Ottawa through the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Funding through this program is limited to $100,000 so we will be prioritizing locations that best fit the criteria above. Other criteria and locations will be considered if more funding becomes available.

Suggest a location for an electric vehicle charging

Please suggest locations for electric vehicle charging stations by adding a pin to the map below. The map also shows current and planned City of Ottawa electric vehicle charging stations.

When suggesting a location be sure to consider the criteria above. Only locations which meet one or more of the criteria will be considered at this stage. Other locations will be considered if more funding becomes available.

Please add your suggestions by the end of day on January 9.


If you would like to receive updates on electric vehicle charging and other climate change news subscribe to the climate change e-newsletter.

Page last updated: 03 December 2021, 01:31