British Columbia is already home to one of the largest public charging networks in Canada. At the end of 2020, there were over 2,500 public charging stations. That number is set to grow as the government announced new EV charging stations in several communities around the province.
All of the new stations received funding from the Province’s CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger program. The investment is part of the province’s goal to have all new light-duty vehicle sales be zero-emission by 2040.
With an investment of $190,500, Elite Auto Spa will be installing two new fast charging stations at its car wash facility in Delta. Construction is expected to begin in August 2021.
The Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) Society has received $50,000 to install a new EV charging station at the EJTC training centre. Construction on the new charging station is expected to begin this week.
The City of Chilliwack is receiving $110,000 to install four new EV charging stations in the city-owned parking lot just north of Five Corners. Work on the new charging stations is expected to begin in October 2021.
KGT Enterprises is receiving $100,000 to install two new EV charging stations at the Crossroads Market Esso at 548 BC-93 #95, Invermere. Work on the new charging stations is expected to begin in August 2021.
Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island
The Nanoose Economic Development Corporation is receiving $210,000 to install four new EV charging stations at the Snaw-Naw-As Market on Nanoose First Nation land. Work on the new charging stations is expected to begin in August 2021.
“We’re expanding B.C.’s electric vehicle charging network through CleanBC to make adoption of EVs more convenient and secure for people and businesses,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “These new charging stations add to an extensive network of stations in communities across British Columbia. They build on our government’s support to make zero-emission vehicles more affordable, accessible and practical so that we can reduce pollution and meet our climate and clean economy goals.”