Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in British Columbia are soon going to have access to 2,416 new EV chargers through an $18.5 million investment by Natural Resources Canada.
The investment, funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) was announced this morning by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources in Vancouver, where 1,880 of the EV chargers will be built.
The $18,531,882 will be spread out among 23 different project that will see 2,296 Level 2 and 120 DC fast charging stations installed in a mix of either public, workplace, or multi-unit residential building (MURB) settings.
The largest Level 2 project among the list belongs to PCI King George Developments, which received $2.9 million to install 782 Level 2 chargers and 1 DC fast charger in Surrey, BC.
BC Hydro will be taking on the largest DC fast charging project with plans to install 56 Level 3 chargers in various locations throughout the province thanks to $2.95 million in funding from the federal government.
Also part of today’s funding announcement was Tap & Go and 7-Eleven Canada. Tap & Go, a developer of residential and commercial EV charging stations received $2 million to “develop innovative electric vehicle charging infrastructure that directly connects with users’ utility accounts.” 7-Eleven Canada received two grants of $49,000 each, but no details were provided on what exactly the funds will be used for, although the company is installing 500 DC fast chargers at 250 stores across Canada and the US.
Here is a full list of all the projects that are part of today’s announcement.
|Proponents||NRCan funding||Number of EV chargers and types||Stream||Locations|
|BC Hydro and Power Authority||$2,950,000||56 Level 3||Public||Various locations in B.C.; 7 within Greater Vancouver including Burnaby, Delta, Langley, Surrey and West Vancouver|
|PCI King George Developments Inc.||$2,903,928||782 Level 2 and
1 Level 3
|MURB/ Workplace/ Public||Surrey, B.C.|
|Vancouver Airport Authority||$1,570,000||46 Level 2 and
28 Level 3
|Fleet/ Public||Richmond, B.C.|
|Scrap-It Society||$1,352,000||90 Level 2 and
14 Level 3
|Mix||Vancouver, B.C., and across Canada|
|QuadReal Property Group||$1,349,510||270 Level 2||MURB/ Workplace||25 locations across Greater Vancouver including Langley, North Vancouver and Vancouver. Other locations across the country.|
|City of Burnaby||$754,354||103 Level 2 and
8 Level 3
|Workplace/ Public||66 chargers across Greater Vancouver including Abbotsford, Burnaby, Delta, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam and Surrey. Other locations across the country.|
|Vancouver Coastal Health Authority||$480,000||16 Level 2 and
8 Level 3
|Public||Greater Vancouver, B.C.|
|Onni Property Management Services Ltd.||$475,000||95 Level 2||MURB||57 chargers within Greater Vancouver, the remaining spread across British Columbia and Ontario.|
|Landa Denman Limited Partnership||$270,000||54 Level 2||MURB||1 charger within Greater Vancouver, the rest spread throughout British Columbia.|
|Lumina Eclipse Limited Partnership||$248,110||50 Level 2||MURB||Burnaby, B.C.|
|Wesgroup Properties Limited Partnership||$230,745
|54 Level 2||Workplace||Greater Vancouver, B.C., including Langley, North Vancouver and Vancouver|
|6511 Sussex Heights Development LTD.||$186,110||38 Level 2||MURB||Burnaby, B.C.|
|City of Delta||$150,000||20 Level 2 and
1 Level 3
|The Corporation of the District of North Vancouver||$140,000||8 Level 2 and
2 Level 3
|Public||North Vancouver, B.C.|
|Wesgroup Properties Limited Partnership||$124,000||26 Level 2||Workplace||All within Greater Vancouver including Delta, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver and Vancouver|
|City of Vancouver||$100,000||2 Level 3||Fleet||Vancouver, B.C.|
|Foreseeson Technology Inc.||$99,999||25 Level 2||Public and Workplace||23 chargers within the Greater Vancouver area including Langley, Maple Ridge and Richmond, B.C.|
|411 Railway Partnership||$99,500||20 Level 2||Public||Vancouver, B.C.|
|Canterra Developments||$78,950||20 Level 2||MURB||Abbotsford, B.C.|
|Qualex-Landmark||$491,676||156 Level 2||MURB||Vancouver, B.C.|
|City of Delta||$50,000||10 Level 2||MURB||Delta, B.C.|