The federal government announced an investment of $2,350,000 for British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority to install 47 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across the province.
The announcement came from Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources—the department that funded the investment.
“From Pemberton to Sechelt, from Surrey to Prince Rupert, this project will provide residents in our region and across British Columbia with the electric charging infrastructure they need to get around,” said Weiler.
The funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative; all fast chargers will be available for public use by early winter.
The Government of British Columbia also plans to contribute to the initiative to the tune of $1,175,000 through its CleanBC Go Electric Program, bringing the total cost of the project to $3,525,000.
“We’re making EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure readily available, putting Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources.