Government of Canada announces $18.5 million investment for 2,416 EV chargers in BC

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
Public Delta, B.C.
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.
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