Electric Vehicles

View our Low Carbon Mobility Plan: Electric Vehicles to learn how the Township is preparing for the future of electric vehicles.

Transportation accounts for 54% of carbon pollution in the Township of Langley. Electric vehicles are an important part of reducing pollution and transitioning to healthy and clean transportation options. Read more about our plan to reduce our emissions from transportation and mobility in the Climate Action Strategy.

Why drive an Electric Vehicle?

By 2040, 100% of new passenger vehicles sold in BC will be powered by electricity or alternative fuel technology. With increasing travel range, a growing public charging network, and a variety of financial incentives, it’s easier than ever to make the switch to an EV.

To learn more about available vehicle and charging station incentives, visit the Plug In BC website.

Where to charge your electric vehicle

Township Level 2 Charging

The Township of Langley currently operates ten Level 2 charging stations for public use. Each station has two charging ports and can charge two vehicles at the same time.

All Level 2 charging stations in the Township will have a user fee of $1.00 per hour for the first two hours of charging, and $3.00 per hour after that. User fees help the Township recover costs and allow for further investment in sustainable transportation infrastructure.

**in partnership with North Langley Shopping Centre Ltd. and BC Hydro
***in partnership with Qualizo, Chow & Li, Grayson, and BC Hydro

Note: The charger at W.C. Blair Recreation Centre (22200 Fraser Highway) is currently unavailable due to the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre expansion project

Township DC Fast Charging

Public fast charging is now available at the Township of Langley Operations Centre located at 4700 224 Street. This Township-owned and operated Fast Charger has a user fee of $16.00 per hour (27 cents per minute) and has a 40-minute time limit. Fast Chargers can add more than 100km of driving range per hour of charging.

The Township also hosts a DC Fast Charger at the Langley Events Centre at 7888 200 Street, part of BC Hydro's Province-wide charging network.
Fast Charger

Other locations

The EV infrastructure in BC is some of the best in Canada. There are now more than 2,500 Level 2 charging stations, and a growing number of DC Fast Chargers across the province. Find a charging station near you by using the PlugShare map accessible through the Plugshare app or website. The maps provided by Plugshare allow users to filter by network and plug type to identify the stations that work best for their charging needs. Through the app or website, users can also provide information on the status of the station and alert their fellow EV drivers to any maintenance issues.

Charging Station Frequently Asked Questions

  • Option 1: Tap to charge. With the ChargePoint app installed, you can start a charging session by holding your phone over the reader symbol on the station. Before charging, make sure you have the app and you’re signed into your account. For device compatibility details, visit the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android).
  • Option 2: Use your ChargePoint card. Tap your activated ChargePoint card on the card reader symbol on the station. To activate your card, visit ChargePoint.com.
  • Option 3: Start charging from the app. In the app, select the station and click the “Start Charge” button.
You can sign up for a free ChargePoint card online or via the ChargePoint mobile app.
Beginning in Spring 2021, all Township-owned public EV chargers have a user fee. Level 2 chargers are $1.00 per hour for the first two hours of charging, and $3.00 per hour after that. The Township-owned DC Fast Charger located at the Langley Operations Centre is $16.00 per hour, with a $2.00 minimum fee. Other charging locations within the Township are independently owned and operated, and may have different user fees. For more information on other EV chargers in the Township, please refer to PlugShare.
Contact ChargePoint at 1-888-758-4389. If they cannot solve the problem, contact the Township of Langley Engineering Division at 604-532-7300.
For a full list of frequently asked questions, visit ChargePoint.com or call 1-888-758-4389. For questions regarding the BC Hydro EV network, contact BC Hydro EV at 1-866-338-3369.

Additional resources

If you're an EV owner, strata councils, or property manager, visit evcondo.ca to learn about setting up EV charging in stratified buildings.
Want to learn why it's more fun to drive an EV? At emotivebc.ca you can ask an EV expert any questions you have about electric vehicles and receive a response within 2 days. Keep an eye out for Emotive at your next community event.
Plugin BC offers a wealth of information on electric vehicles. Stay up-to-date with the latest on news, incentives and information by visiting pluginbc.ca.

It's easy to own and drive an electric vehicle

Do you want to install an EV charging station at home? BC Hydro can help you find a certified installer. Learn more about EV basics, including EV purchase prices, operating costs, and the impact charging may have on your hydro bill by visiting BC Hydro’s Electric Vehicle webpage.

Thinking about making the switch to an electric vehicle?

Township residents Pam and Katie share their journey to electric, and clear up some common misconceptions, in the videos below.