Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one of the City’s top priorities. Our transportation choices play a critical role in helping us achieve our goals. Walking, biking and taking public transit are all ways to reduce our environmental impact. We know that cars will continue to be a part of Edmonton’s transportation system, but we need to think about how we can shift away from fossil fuels and towards electrification. Electric vehicles are one way to limit our environmental impact from personal vehicles.
The City's Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy identifies how we can make it easier for people to own an electric vehicle, prepare the path for electrifying transportation of personal vehicles and ultimately help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Making the Switch to an EV
Electric Vehicles produce less greenhouse gas emissions, are cheaper to operate and maintain, and deliver great performance. Learn more about the benefits of EVs at Electric Vehicle Myths and Facts.
Learn about why the world is moving to electric vehicles, their many advantages and what vehicles are available in Canada by visiting Plug ‘N Drive. From compact cars to SUVs, you are sure to find an electric vehicle that fits your lifestyle.
Electric Vehicle Rebate (Federal)
Interested in purchasing an electric vehicle? Now's the time! The federal government is offering a zero-emissions vehicle rebate of up to $5,000. Originally available only until March 31, 2022, this rebate has been extended until further notice.
If cars aren't your thing, consider an e-bike. E-Bikes can help you manage a longer commute and multiple trips, without breaking a sweat.
Learn more about charging your vehicle with our FAQs.
ATCO Electric Vehicle Curbside Project
As part of a five-year pilot project, ATCO has installed five dual-port Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations for public use. The charging stations are located on-street curbside parking spaces owned by the City. The cost to charge your electric vehicle will be $2.50 per hour plus parking fees. Visit ATCO’s website for more information.
Encor Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The way Edmontonians get around is changing. And today, it's for the better.
The City of Edmonton has partnered with Encor by EPCOR on the Energizing Edmonton Project. Over the next 10 years, EPCOR will install EV charging stations in places that make sense for people on the go.
Encor’s EV charging stations will be free to use and the first charging station can be found at the Kinsmen Sports Centre parking lot.
Related EV Research Studies
Electric Vehicle Home and Workplace Charging Study