Go Electric Kamloops: EV-Ready Homes

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The City of Kamloops is considering amending its zoning bylaw to require new residential developments to have EV-ready parking. To be EV-ready, an energized 240-volt electrical outlet (like those used for an electric stove or dryer) would need to be installed near the parking stall at time of construction.

Requiring parking to be EV-ready at time of construction will make it easier for occupants to install an EV charger of their choice in the future and avoid the cost and complexity of retrofitting an electrical service to the parking stall.

Requiring a 240-volt electrical outlet (rather than a standard household 120-volt outlet) is considered best practice as it can power a Level 2 EV charger, which provides between 20-100 kilometres of driving range for every hour the vehicle is charged (i.e., most battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles would be fully charged within a few hours or overnight).

Supporting access to EV charging at home is a priority action in the City's EV & E-Bike Strategy and Community Climate Action Plan. It is also intended to future-proof new residential developments for the shift to electric transportation, which is being driven by provincial and federal sales targets regulations that require all new passenger vehicles sold in BC to be zero emissions by 2035.


We want to hear from you!

Take our quick three-question survey below to help us understand how residents are preparing to 'go electric' in their transportation choices, and to provide your feedback on the City's proposed EV-ready parking requirements for new residential developments.

Survey is open until November 28 and respondents will have the opportunity at the end of the survey to enter a draw for a $100 Downtown Kamloops gift certificate.

The City of Kamloops is considering amending its zoning bylaw to require new residential developments to have EV-ready parking. To be EV-ready, an energized 240-volt electrical outlet (like those used for an electric stove or dryer) would need to be installed near the parking stall at time of construction.

Requiring parking to be EV-ready at time of construction will make it easier for occupants to install an EV charger of their choice in the future and avoid the cost and complexity of retrofitting an electrical service to the parking stall.

Requiring a 240-volt electrical outlet (rather than a standard household 120-volt outlet) is considered best practice as it can power a Level 2 EV charger, which provides between 20-100 kilometres of driving range for every hour the vehicle is charged (i.e., most battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles would be fully charged within a few hours or overnight).

Supporting access to EV charging at home is a priority action in the City's EV & E-Bike Strategy and Community Climate Action Plan. It is also intended to future-proof new residential developments for the shift to electric transportation, which is being driven by provincial and federal sales targets regulations that require all new passenger vehicles sold in BC to be zero emissions by 2035.


We want to hear from you!

Take our quick three-question survey below to help us understand how residents are preparing to 'go electric' in their transportation choices, and to provide your feedback on the City's proposed EV-ready parking requirements for new residential developments.

Survey is open until November 28 and respondents will have the opportunity at the end of the survey to enter a draw for a $100 Downtown Kamloops gift certificate.

  • The City of Kamloops is considering amending the Zoning Bylaw to require new residential developments to have EV-ready parking. 

    To be EV-ready, an energized 240-volt electrical outlet (like those used for an electric stove or dryer) would need to be installed near the parking stall at time of construction. 

    Requiring parking to be EV-ready at time of construction will make it easier for occupants to install an EV charger of their choice in the future and avoid the cost and complexity of retrofitting an electrical service to the parking stall. 

    Requiring a 240-volt electrical outlet (rather than a standard household 120-volt outlet) is considered best practice as it can power a Level 2 EV charger, which provides ~20-100 kilometres of driving range for every hour the vehicle is charged (i.e., most battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles would be fully charged within a few hours or overnight).

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