New DC fast charging stations coming to Squamish, British Columbia


The Government of Canada this morning announced new funding to bring two DC fast charging stations to Squamish, British Columbia.

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Federal funding for the project will come from Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, which will contribute $100,000 toward the project.

An additional $50,000 will provided by the B.C. Provincial Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

The new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed at the Squamish Liquor Store as part of both the federal and provincial government’s targets to reach 100% of passenger zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040.

The location of the DC fast chargers is the same as the two Level 2 chargers that opened earlier this year. What makes this charging station unique is that it is mobile-impaired friendly, something which is lacking from almost all of them in the province.

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EV owners in the province should be seeing changes to make charging stations easier to access as BC Hydro recently revealed plans to alter the designs of its charging stations.


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