City Council approved By-Law 183-2023 on November 1, 2023, to establish a user fee structure for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations owned by the City of Brampton beginning January 1, 2024.
There will be a fee of $1/hour for the initial three hours a vehicle is charging at all existing and any future public network EV charging stations the City of Brampton owns. Brampton currently has 63 EV charging Stations including City Hall, West Tower, several recreation centres, Rose Theatre and other property owned by the City.
If a driver needs to charge their vehicle beyond the initial three hours, a secondary user fee of $5/hour will be applicable. City of Brampton vehicles will be exempt from this user fee and will have appropriate access control.
Fine for illegal use of electric vehicle charging stations/parking spaces.
As of January 2021, a new legislative change has been implemented across Ontario to ensure electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces are used by vehicles that are plugged-in only. This change is in effect in all City of Brampton EV charging stations as of January 2021.
The fine is for non-electric vehicle and use by EVs that are not plugged-in using these designated parking spaces. On conviction, vehicle owners are subject to a $125 fine if they:
- park a non-electric vehicle in a designated EV charging space marked by the prescribed sign
- park an electric vehicle that is not plugged-in at an EV charging space marked by the prescribed sign
For more information on legislative change regarding electrical vehicles