Overview and Results of Plug in BC
In BC, 93% of electricity generated is clean energy. This makes electric vehicles a good option for BC drivers who want to cut greenhouse gas and other harmful emissions by driving cleaner and greener.
Plug in BC is an initiative that has been helping lay the groundwork for the new generation of plug-in electric vehicles and electric charging infrastructure since 2007. It is a broad collaboration co-chaired by the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro, and partners include the Fraser Basin Council, Powertech Labs, the University of British Columbia's Transportation and Infrastructure Lab, the BC Institute of Technology, the University of Victoria's Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, Simon Fraser University, EV users, and over 180 communities and businesses.
Plug in BC has helped fleets in rolling out their first plug-in electric cars, and on building a BC-wide network of charging stations — to offer electric vehicle drivers greater security, peace of mind and extended travel options. In 2014, the focus includes raising public awareness of electric cars. Plug in BC is now supporting a public outreach campaign, Emotive- The Electric Vehicle Experience.
For current information on electric vehicles in BC and active programs, please visit www.pluginbc.ca
Community Charging Infrastructure Fund Results
In April 2012, the Province of BC announced a $2.7 million Community Charging Infrastructure (CCI) Fund to support a province-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations in 2012-2013. See the news release and backgrounder on the Province of BC website.
The goal was to support charging stations serving members of the public or fleets, with participation of municipalities, regional governments, First Nations communities, BC businesses and other organizations. This charging infrastructure is an important step in offering drivers options away from home. The CCI Fund provided funding incentives to communities and businesses through the Charging Stations Incentive and Planning Incentive.
As a result of the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund, 456 Level 2 charging stations were installed across BC!
Below is a map showing all operational charging stations supported by the CCI Fund. For a map of all charging stations in BC and across North America, visit PlugShare
View CCI Fund Station Results in a full screen map