At EasyPark we offer initiatives that encourage you to help save the environment. We support a transport system that minimizes congestion and air pollution. Our greener customers can take advantage of the following programs.
Electric Vehicle Stalls
The City of Vancouver is working with BC Hydro, the BC Government and local government to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). As part of a conservation collaborative, the City of Vancouver and BC Hydro are leading an EV charging infrastructure pilot project for public charging - the Easy Charge Pilot Project.
One of the first steps of the Easy Charge Pilot Project will be to test a range of Level II (240V) charge stations. The trial, the first such trial in the Province, will offer a number of vendors the chance to demonstrate their products and services at several EasyPark lots, in a transparent and open manner.
The trial is intentionally small in scope to focus attention on how stations will be installed, supported, utilized and integrated into the ‘smart-grid’. This information will inform potential larger station network deployments within the Province of British Columbia. The first EVSE units will be installed by June 21st 2011 at EasyPark Lot 57 – 453 10th Avenue (Please note: As of May 12, 2014 management of this lot has been transferred back to The City of Vancouver). Additional units will be added at several EasyPark locations throughout the city over this year. Currently installed units can be found through VanMaps, Google (search for EVSE Vancouver, Canada) and some smartphone apps (PlugShare, Recargo and EV Charger Finder), while planned install locations are shown here. To provide feedback and comments on the new charging stations please contact EVfeedback@vancouver.ca.
At unattended lots where there is an EV Charging station, customers must purchase a ticket from the parking meter for the amount of time parked. At attended locations where there is an EV Charging station, customers must pay the cashier for the amount of time parked. Posted rates apply at all lots. Electric Vehicles not charging must park in a regular stall to allow access to the EV Chargers for other EV customers.
Level II EV Charging Stations are currently installed at the following EasyPark locations:
- Lot 44 – 490 Broughton
- Lot 9 – Pacific Centre
- Lot 27 – 775 Hamilton Street (Library Square)
- Lot 61 – 1 Kingsway
Until the Easy Charge Project is fully implemented, the following will remain in effect:
EasyPark has created stalls at Lots 31 & 40 near electrical outlets for the purpose of electric vehicles to recharge. These stalls are preferred stalls for electric vehicles, but are not reserved for electric vehicles at this time. The stall at Lot 31 is located on Level 6 on the Water Street side, to the left of the elevator lobby. The stall at lot 40 is located on level P1 next to the elevator. Additional stalls will be added as needed, especially as we near the launch of our EV Program later in the year.
We strongly support ways to reduce traffic congestion. At all EasyPark attended lots, carpoolers receive 25% off the daily maximum rate. To qualify, carpoolers must be carrying a minimum of 3 people (driver plus 2 passengers), and you must request the discount on exit at the cashier booth.
For current rates at our carpool lots check the locations below:
Lot #1 - 535 Hornby Street
Lot #9 - Pacific Centre
Lot #19 - 900 West Cordova Street
Lot #27 - 775 Hamilton Street
Lot #31 - 160 Water Street