B.C. to Expand EV Infrastructure

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The Government of Canada is supporting EV infrastructure in B.C. 

Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour, Terry Beech, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, has announced a $4.3-million investment to expand British Columbia’s electric vehicle charging and refuelling infrastructure.

The Government of Canada will provide funding to three recipients:

– British Columbia Institute of Technology will demonstrate Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in urban areas and commercial parking lots that make better use of the grid’s existing electrical capacity. Additionally, it will develop a way to control and monitor electric vehicle chargers from different vendors.

– Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) will install a retail hydrogen fuelling station in the Vancouver area, part of a six-station network it is building in B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Victoria to encourage uptake of more hydrogen-fuelled vehicles.

– B.C. Hydro will demonstrate an innovative Level 2 EV charger for use in multi-unit residential, commercial and municipal buildings. It will also deploy 21 Level 3 EV fast chargers across the province to further Canada’s vision for a coast-to-coast network.

“We appreciate the federal government’s continuing support to increase the adoption of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles,” said Beech. “Together, we are making zero-emission transportation more accessible and affordable by supporting innovation, deploying infrastructure and helping British Columbians benefit from lower maintenance and fuel costs.”

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