Introducing the Electric Vehicle (EV) Toolkit
The Province of BC is assembling an EV Toolkit where you’ll find links to helpful resources as you plan, purchase and install charging stations under the CCI Fund incentives. See below for what is available. You can also access these on the LiveSmart BC website.
1. Eligible Charging Stations and Suppliers (*UPDATED Oct 22, 2012)
Download the updated list of eligible charging stations and suppliers for the CCI Charging Stations Incentive.
2. List of EVSE (Electric Vehicle Service Equipment) service providers
Download a list of service providers who offer electrical, planning and other EVSE related services in British Columbia.
3. Process Guide for Choosing Site Location (*UPDATED JULY 30, 2012)
A guide for local government to assist in site selection process of Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Download the UBC TIPS resource.
4. Case Studies
The EV Toolkit now offers BC case study examples on the introduction of EV charging stations:
5. Signage Templates
The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has developed an Electric Vehicle Signage Package, which includes both way finding signage, and signage to be installed at the parking stall where an EV charging station will be installed. See the LiveSmart site for full details.
What's to come
Watch for these components to be added to the Province's EV Toolkit:
Other Helpful Resources
How to Find EV Charging Stations
In future it may be common to find electric vehicle charging stations wherever people live, work and play – including commercial parking lots, shopping malls, grocery stores, schools, colleges and universities, office buildings, airports, rail stations and airports.
Wondering where people are plugging in today? Visit PlugShare.com, which lists some of the first sites in Canada and the US.
For US stations, also visit the US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator.