FortisBC passes milestone 10,000th EV charge

FortisBC passed a huge milestone this week, as the company passed its 10,000th charge on its DC fast-charge network in British Columbia.

The network, which launched in 2018, has 32 charging stations in 20 different locations around the province.

FortisBC led the way in EV charging, and first jumped into the sector in 2015. They partnered with several communities in the Kootenays and Okanagan to build and expand fast-chargers throughout the region.

In fact, the company is planning to expand once again with two more sites and eight more chargers by the end of 2021.

Fortis believes that their chargers will hit their 20,000 milestone by the end of 2022, if not faster.

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The company has done a great job in leveraging provincial and federal schemes to bring EV charging to the province. For instance, their three latest chargers in Princeton, Castlegar and Greenwood received its funding from Fortis, Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program and CleanBC’s Go Electric program.

Least to say, FortisBC is one of the leaders in the province at delivering province-wide EV charging infrastructure.

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