British Columbia invests in 44 new EV chargers across the province

The Province of British Columbia is making yet another investment into electric vehicle (EV) chargers. In the seventh round of funding under the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program, the government is funding 44 new EV chargers around the province. 

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman, had this to say about the announcement:

“We’re building a cleaner, better future for people with more fast-charging stations for electric vehicles in communities throughout the province. By making cleaner choices easier and more affordable, we’re making sure 90% of all new light-duty vehicles sold in B.C. are zero emission by 2030 and 100% by 2035 – a key commitment in our CleanBC Roadmap to 2030.”

The EV chargers will be installed in multiple locations allowing for more EV drivers to access more of the province.

Two DC fast-charging stations will be coming to each of the following cities:

  • Coquitlam
  • Nanaimo
  • Surrey
  • Quesnel
  • Mission
  • Port Alberni
  • Summerland
  • Kitimat
  • Kelowna

Other cities also getting chargers include:

  • Whistler– two fast-charging stations and four level 2 charging stations
  • Richmond- three fast-charging stations and one level 2 charging station
  • Terrace- four fast-charging stations
  • Victoria- eight fast-charging stations

The following groups will operate these 44 EV chargers:

  • BC Hydro
  • Mac’s Convenience
  • Corporation of the City of Victoria
  • Lil’wat Capital Assets Limited Partnership
  • Hupačasath First Nation
  • Kitsumkalum Indian Band

For the exact locations of the chargers you can check out the list below. However, the cities themselves will confirm installation timetables and opening dates.  

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