Major Mississauga library receives 10 electric vehicle charging stations

Published November 29, 2022 at 2:20 pm

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If you drive an electric vehicle and plan to visit Mississauga’s best-known library when it reopens, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a suitable parking spot. 

Utility company Alectra recently announced that it collaborated with the City of Mississauga to install 10 level-2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the underground parking lot of the Hazel McCallion Central Library (301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.).

The library, formally known as the Mississauga Central Library, is currently closed for renovations and is expected to reopen in 2023.

That said, the parking lot itself is open and the chargers are currently available for use.

According to Alectra, level-2 chargers provide more rapid charging service to EV batteries.

The installation is part of the utility company’s multi-year pilot program, which also saw the installation of charging stations at the Markham Civic Centre and at Alectra’s head office in Mississauga.

“I want to thank Alectra Utilities for inviting the City of Mississauga to participate in the AlectraDrive @Work project,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a statement. 

“We are always pleased to work with our community partners in taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and make progress toward our climate change goals. We want to support our residents in choosing sustainable and environmentally friendly modes of transportation, and the AlectraDrive@Work project will expand our electric vehicle charging infrastructure and capacity to help catalyze our local transition to zero-emission vehicles.”  

In a news release, Alectra said it’s investing in EV charging infrastructure to help achieve its long-term goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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