District of Squamish plans to spend $180,000 to install charging stations for its fleet.
The charging stations are part of climate change projects district is budgeting money for in the community.
District is also putting away $245,000 for Sea to Sky EV Network Expansion.
This expansion is part of a larger proposal toward increasing access to public EV charging infrastructure in the Sea to Sky corridor.
Five level 3 charging stations and eight dual-part level 2 charging station will be installed in Squamish as part of this project.
District also plans to replace six vehicles in its fleet with hybrid vehicles or electric vehicles over the next two years.
In the 2021-25 Budget, the district is proposing climate change projects totaling $14.3 million, about 25% of all projects budgeted.
Estuary management plan, improvements in transit and active transportation, and neighborhood area planning are some climate mitigation projects that are included in the budget.
Neighbourhood Hubs for Disaster Resiliency, storm water management, dike vegetation removal, and work at downtown sea dike are other climate adaption projects the district has budgeted.