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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 and others on Plug in BC.

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:

  • Online maps or mobile applications that will identify community charging stations in BC.

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.


About Plug in BC

Plug In BC is an initiative led by the Province of BC to lay the groundwork for plug-in electric vehicles and related electric charging infrastructure.

This is a broad collaboration that includes BC Hydro, the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, Fraser Basin Council (Green Fleets BC), BC Institute of Technology and University of Victoria (Institute for Integrated Energy Systems).

Learn more about the work of Plug in BC in our overview.


About the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund

A cornerstone of Plug in BC is the Community Charging Infrastructure (CCI) Fund. This fund offers incentives to both public and private sector to help build a network of 570 electric vehicle charging stations across BC for use by the public and by fleets.

The Fund is overseen by the BC Ministry of Environment and BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, and administered by the Fraser Basin Council.

Reach Us

For more about Plug in BC and other green fleet initiatives, contact:

Charlotte Argue
Transportation Analyst
Green Fleets BC

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: (604) 488-5369 / 1-888-703-5338