: THE LATEST ON EVs IN BC

Plug In BC  lays the groundwork for plug-in electric vehicles  and related electric charging infrastructure in British Columbia. Keep current on vehicle deployment, charging infrastructure, policy development, research, and outreach.
 
BC DCFC Gap Analysis Report

With the renewal of the Clean Energy Vehicle Program, introduced on April 1 2015, the Province of British Columbia will be supporting up to 20 new Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) to help address some of the geographic gaps in B.C.'s fast charge network (for a total network of up to 50 stations) . The DCFC Gap Analysis Report, authored by Fraser Basin Council, offers recommendations for the next phase of deployment in BC. The report takes into consideration existing and planned stations, user demand, real-world factors that impact electric vehicle (EV) range, and stakeholder recommendations.

Overview of Emotive year

It's been a busy and successful year for the Emotive campaign. With the help of two summer event coordinators at Metro Vancouver, and dozens of EV Ambassadors (EV owners), the Emotive team visited 23 events and 3 ride 'n drives over the year, sparking the interest of thousands of individuals in electric mobility. Thanks to everyone who has been involved thus far!

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Salt Spring Island Profile

Salt Spring Island, with its 10,000 inhabitants has what's quite likely the highest number of electric cars per capita in Canada. To support both on-Island uptake and EV tourism, Salt Spring is home to six public charging stations, as well as three B&B locations, with more planned at municipal and local business sites. EV drivers also use an Etiquette card system, a compassionate way of interacting with each other, informing whether a car can be unplugged if someone else parked in an adjacent spot is in need of a charge. 

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Quebec to Expand Electric-Car Network

The Government of Quebec has plans to invest  $420 million to support its new  vehicle-electrification plan . The province expects to see 100,000 electric vehicles on its roads in the next 5 years.  The government promised to invest in a robust charging station network  and to keep the vehicle rebate system that allows  up to $8,000  in savings. EV drivers might even be able to gain access to the reserved car lanes and to use toll bridges and roads for free.

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Thanks to Vanadis Oviedo and Welcome to Jérémie Bernardin

The Climate Change team at Fraser Basin Council wishes all the best to Vanadis Oviedo on her new carrier path with the Sustainability Group at Mountain Equipment Co-op. Her hard work, creativity, customer service, and positive attitude ensured the success of the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund and the Emotive Campaign, among other projects. Fraser Basin Council would also like to welcome Jérémie Bernardin, who will be helping to support Emotive over the winter. Jérémie spent the summer months with Metro Vancouver, helping to coordinate over 20 Emotive events, so he's no stranger to the program!  
Charlotte Argue recognized for leadership in EV adoption in Canada

"Congratulations to Charlotte Argue (Assistant Manager, Fraser Basin Council), for being recognized as a Canadian Clean Energy Champion by Clean Energy Canada! Thanks in part to her efforts steering the Emotive campaign, the CEV Charging Infrastructure Program, the West Coast Electric Fleets Initiative and other EV and fleet initiatives, British Columbia is quickly becoming a leader in EV adoption. Check out the  full story!"

-Christina Ianniciello, Director, Communications & Transportation BC Ministry of Energy and Mines