The City of Burbank’s EV Chargers Are Attracting Thousands of Users

The MSRC-funded public EV chargers in downtown Burbank are a hit with drivers. In less than three years, these EV chargers have experienced more than 14,000 accumulated sessions, with nearly 160 MWh of electricity delivered to these vehicles.

The MSRC awarded the City more than $137,000 in Clean Transportation Funding through its Local Government Partnership Program. The Program enabled the MSRC to partner directly with eligible cities and counties to “jump-start” clean transportation projects to implement the goals of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Air Quality Management Plan. Accelerating the transition to zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure – like the installation of these EV chargers – is an important part of achieving the South Coast’s clean air goals.

The City installed 10 dual-port stations located at two sites capable of charging two vehicles at a time. Eight dual-port stations are located at the Community Service Building/Burbank Central Library parking lot, and an additional two charging stations are at the parking lot at Burbank Water and Power’s headquarters. All of the stations are accessible to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Burbank currently has more than 70 public charging stations at 17 sites, with plans to install hundreds more EV chargers throughout the City.

Burbank’s 2022 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan set the goal of achieving a 23% EV ownership rate in the City by 2030 and 100% by 2045, which will be supported by these public chargers. This transition is expected to reduce GHG emissions by 20% by 2030 and 96% by 2045. Transportation accounts for 43% of the GHG emissions in the City.

According to the City, these charging stations provide a useful service to the public and demonstrate to the community the City of Burbank’s commitment towards reducing harmful tailpipe emissions.