18 new level two chargers installed at public facilities around Town


Electric vehicle drivers in Aurora now have a lot of new charging options as the Town of Aurora, in partnership with Ivy Charging Network, upgrades and expands current green infrastructure.

The installation of 18, level 2 Ivy Charging Park and Charge stations at six Town-owned facilities across Aurora is now complete, allowing for residents and visitors to conveniently ‘charge up’ in just a few hours.

“Addressing climate change has been a top priority for our Town and for this Council. By increasing the number of charging stations in our community, and by providing faster charging options we hope to see more people opting for greener vehicles in the future,” says Mayor Mrakas.

The new charging stations are part of the larger Ivy Charging Network, a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation, working to build Ontario’s largest, most connected EV fast-charger network. Ivy Park & Charge level 2 charging is offered in partnership with municipalities and businesses and provides destination based charging for drivers not in a rush. Ivy is making charging easy, reliable and seamless with a dedicated app, 24/7 customer service, accessible locations with nearby amenities and easy payment options.

“We are excited to partner with the Town of Aurora to increase the accessibility of EV chargers in the community and further support their transition to a cleaner future,” said Jesika Briones, General Manager, Ivy Charging Network. “Ivy’s reliable and wide reaching network coverage will help EV drivers travel with confidence and ease to the places that matter most.”

As previously announced, Natural Resources Canada also provided support through its Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

“Municipalities play a key role in increasing access to EV infrastructure for the whole community. Installing charging infrastructure in public places and mandating EV ready design for new developments will help accelerate adoption of zero-emissions vehicles and alleviate ‘range anxiety’ for our residents and visitors,” says Aurora’s CAO Doug Nadorozny.

The new chargers will have a cost recovery model, with a per hour charging rate competitive with the cost of other public charging stations in the GTA. This user fee will help offset the costs of electricity and maintenance of the stations.

Stations have been installed at the following Town facilities:

  1. Joint Operations Centre
  2. Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
  3. Aurora Town Hall
  4. Aurora Family Leisure Complex
  5. Aurora Community Centre
  6. Aurora Armoury

An additional four chargers are also set to be installed at Aurora Town Square. The date of installation has yet to be confirmed.

This project is part of the Town of Aurora’s ongoing work in greening operations and fighting climate change. Making it easier for residents to switch to electric vehicles is part of the Town’s commitment to reduce our community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

To learn more about what we're doing to reduce our impact on climate change, please visit: aurora.ca/climatechange.

 

About Ivy Charging Network:
Ivy Charging Network is building Ontario’s largest and most connected electric vehicle network through its Charge & Go level 3 network. The company opened its first Charge & Go location in 2019 and once complete, will connect Ontario from north to south and east to west. Ivy Park & Charge level 2 charging, offered in partnership with municipalities and businesses, provides destination based charging for drivers not in a rush. Each Charge & Go and Park & Charge location has multiple chargers all while making charging easy, reliable and seamless. Ivy Charging Network is a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation with additional funding provided by Natural Resources Canada. More information can be found at ivycharge.com.