More EV charging stations coming to British Columbia, including DC fast chargers

The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia announced funding for 14 CleanBC infrastructure projects.

The joint funding is worth more than $32.8 million. The Government of Canada is providing $18.5 million. In addition, the Government of British Columbia is contributing over $14.3 million.

Here are a couple of the EV related projects included in the new funding.

An expansion of the Sea-to-Sky Electric Vehicle Charing Network. The funding will support the installation of 41 new EV chargers and upgrades to the electrical grid. Of the 41 chargers, 13 will be DC fast-charging stations.

The Mayor of Whistler had this to say on the new investment

Thank you to the CleanBC Communities Fund for your support providing 41 new charging stations throughout the Resort Municipality of Whistler and within the Sea to Sky corridor. This infrastructure is an important step towards getting our residents and our many visitors into EVs and reducing GHG emissions in our region

The funding will also see the installation of four new EV DC fast-charging stations in Penticton. The new chargers will be at city hall, the SS Sicamous, South Okanagan Events Centre and Skaha Lake Park.

These new EV chargers are in addition to the 810 new chargers announced last week.

The joint investment is not only for EV charging.

In addition, the funding will provide building upgrades, including space and water heating for 26 supported housing units in Victoria for seniors.

It will also help the Skidegate Band Council, the Old Masset Village Council and the Council of Haida Nations to build a new solar energy farm.

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