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)
The federal government has purchase and lease incentives available for light-duty as well as medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles. The light-duty zero-emission vehicle incentive of up to $5,000 is available until March 31, 2025 or until available funding is exhausted.
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 is $3 per hour with free parking. However parking restrictions may apply (for example, seasonal parking bans). 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. Encor has installed EV charging stations in places that make sense for people on the go and are free to use. Find out where they are located.
Related EV Research Studies
Electric Vehicle Home and Workplace Charging Study