I am NOT opposed to the adoption of the "Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020" - do I need to do anything?
I am OPPOSED to the adoption of the Bylaw - where do I get an Elector Response Form to register my opposition?
***Due to COVID-19 safety measures, residents are strongly encouraged to download the online form rather than obtaining forms in person.
Starting January 6, 2021, AAP forms will be available via methods listed below.
Forms are not available prior to January 6, 2021.
Online: on the RDN website at:
By Mail: members of the public should call the RDN (250-390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111) to request a mail-out of the Electoral Response Form, keeping in mind the submission deadlines and requirements (see III)
In Person: at the RDN Administration office (6300 Hammond Bay Road) – if possible, please phone ahead - 250-390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111
I am OPPOSED to the adoption of the "Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020" - what do I do?
If you are OPPOSED to the adoption of "EV Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020", you need to let the RDN know through the formal Alternative Approval Process (AAP).
To do this, submit an original, signed hard copy of your Elector Response Form to the RDN before 4pm on 15 February, 2021. Full details on where to get a form and how to submit it are on the landing page for this project.
What is an Alternative Approval Process (AAP)?
Who is paying for station installation, operation, and maintenance and how much will it cost?
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Will charging be free at the stations?
The RDN Board has designated that charging will be free at the stations for the first year of operation. After that point the Board has the option to continue with free charging or implement a fee for station use.
What is being installed and when?
4 new Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations will be installed by the end of 2022, one in each of Electoral Areas B, E, G, and H.
This is part of a larger mid-Island EV charging station project that will see 28 Level 2 stations installed from Nanaimo up to Campbell River and over to Ucluelet and Tofino. Under this initiative, chargers are also being installed in partner municipalities of Parksville, Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach.
Where are the stations going to be installed? Why those locations?
Descanso Bay Regional Park
Nanoose Place Community Centre
G (French Creek)
French Creek Marina (RDN Pump Station)
Lighthouse Community Hall
What is a Level 2 Charger?
A Level 2 charging station adds about 30km of range to an EV per hour of charging.
It is normally used as a 'top up' type charger while visiting other amenities in the area (e.g. while visiting a park, or shopping).
Level 2 charging stations were selected because they encourage people to 'stop and shop' and spend time in the area.
It is the type of charger most people install at home for EV charging.
Why install electric vehicle charging stations?
The new Level 2 charging stations will help fill existing gaps in the mid-island area’s charging network. They will expand zero emission transportation options for RDN residents, businesses and visitors, helping support the transition away from fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
I have other questions - who can I contact?
Email your question to: Inquiries@rdn.bc.ca
Call the RDN's central reception at 250-390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111 and they will connect you with the appropriate person based on the nature of your question.