B.C. Government announces 83 new DC fast chargers across the province

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The British Columbia government is making it easier for owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to travel around the province with a large expansion to their EV fast charging network.

A total of 83 new DC fast charging stations were announced by the government on Thursday, helping to connect from southern Vancouver Island all the way up to the northern parts of the province.

Many of the stations have already opened, with others planned to open later this summer or in the fall. The new chargers will help the province reach their target of 100% new light-duty zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales by 2040.

B.C. has one of the largest public charging networks in Canada. At the end of 2020, there were more than 2,500 public charging stations in B.C., including more than 480 fast-charging stations. The province also has the highest rate of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) adoption with more than 54,000 ZEVs registered in December 2020.

Kootenays – 9 new stations

  • Washington Street, Rossland, one station, operated by FortisBC, open now
  • 1791 9 Ave., Fernie, one station, operated by Canadian Tire, planned to open summer 2021
  • Hall Street, Nelson, one station, operated by FortisBC, open now
  • Victoria Street, Trail, two stations, operated by FortisBC, open now
  • Cook Street, Creston, one station, operated by FortisBC, planned to open fall 2021
  • 6th Avenue, Castlegar, one station, operated by FortisBC, planned to open fall 2021
  • Ferry Terminal, Kootenay Bay, two stations, operated by FortisBC, planned to open summer 2021

Surrey – 4 new stations

  • 5771 176A St., Surrey, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 15996 84th Ave., Surrey, one station, operated by City of Surrey, planned to open summer 2021
  • 10588 160th St., Surrey, one station, operated by City of Surrey, open now
  • 13730 72nd Ave., Surrey, one station, operated by City of Surrey, planned to open summer 2021

Township of Langley – 1 new station

  • 4700 224 St., Township of Langley, one station, operated by the Township of Langley, open now

Fraser Valley – 3 new stations in Agassiz and Chilliwack

  • 3971 Lougheed Hwy., Agassiz, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 45950 Cheam Ave., Chilliwack, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now

Coquitlam – 1 new station

  • 1301 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now

Vancouver, North Burnaby, New Westminster – 25 new stations

  • 6564 Hastings St., North Burnaby, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open summer 2021
  • 515 Columbia St., New Westminster, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open summer 2021
  • 3335 Webber Lane, Vancouver, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 3185 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 600 National Ave., Vancouver, two stations, operated by the City of Vancouver, open now
  • 453 W 12th Ave., Vancouver, two stations, operated by the City of Vancouver, open now
  • 450 Beach Crescent, Vancouver, two stations, operated by the City of Vancouver, open now
  • 1700 Block Robson St., Vancouver, two stations, operated by the City of Vancouver, opening winter 2021
  • 8324 Granville St., Vancouver, two stations, operated by the City of Vancouver, opening winter 2021
  • 1600 block E.11th Ave., Vancouver, two stations, operated by the City of Vancouver, planned to open winter 2021
  • 2221 Main St., Vancouver, two stations, operated by the City of Vancouver, planned to open winter 2021
  • 8277 Ontario St., Vancouver, two stations, operated by Canadian Tire, planned to open summer 2021
  • 2830 Bentall St., Vancouver, two stations, operated by Canadian Tire, planned to open summer 2021
  • 5356 West Blvd., Vancouver, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now

North Vancouver – 2 new stations

  • 141 W 14th St., City of North Vancouver, one station, operated by the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver, open now
  • 1347 Block 3rd St. East, City of North Vancouver, one station, operated by the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver, open now

Squamish, Pemberton, Whistler, Lillooet, Sechelt – 8 new stations

  • 155 Main St., Lillooet, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 7452 Frontier St., Pemberton, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 5010 Whistler Way, Whistler, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open summer 2021
  • 38241 Cleveland Ave., Squamish, two stations, operated by Squamish Liquor Store, open now
  • 5755 Cowrie St., Sechelt, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now

Southern Vancouver Island – 6 new stations

  • 1420 Store St., Victoria, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 2680 James St., Duncan, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open summer 2021
  • 2330 Bevan Ave., Sidney, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 10200 McDonald Park Rd., North Saanich, two stations, operated by Canadian Tire, planned to open summer 2021

Central Vancouver Island – 6 new stations

  • 3455 Johnston Rd., Port Alberni, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 6435 Metral Dr., Nanaimo, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 3350 Spitfire Rd., Cassidy, four stations, operated by Nanaimo Airport Commission open now

Northern Vancouver Island – 2 new stations

  • 401 11 Ave, Campbell River, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 757 Ryan Rd., Courtenay, one new station, operated by BC Hydro, open now

Northern B.C. – 16 new stations

  • 100 1 Ave. East, Prince Rupert, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, open now
  • 276 City Centre, Kitimat, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 4646 10 Ave., New Hazelton, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 3743 Second Ave., Smithers, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 3487 9th St., Houston, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 111 Endako Ave., Fraser Lake, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • Ryley Lane, Vanderhoof, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, planned to open fall 2021
  • 313 Hwy 16 W, Burns Lake, two stations, operated by BC Hydro, open now
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