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July 28, 2021
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New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia

The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to drive electric and transforming the way Canadians get to where they need to go.

New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia

Originally posted on the Government of Canada website

Today, as part of #EVWeekinCanada, Randeep Sarai, Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a combined investment of over $2.6 million to support cities across British Columbia with more options to drive cleaner, putting Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future.

These contributions will help install 79 electric vehicle (EV) chargers and two hydrogen stations across the province to support Canada’s net-zero future.    

  • HTEC received $2 million to install two hydrogen refuelling stations, one in Victoria and one in Surrey.
  • The City of Surrey received $150,000 for three EV fast chargers across the city. The Government of B.C., through its CleanBC Go Electric Program, is also contributing $75,000 toward this initiative. The total project cost is over $370,000.
  • The Ownership Group of Central City received $99,900 to install 24 EV chargers at a parkade at Surrey’s Central City. The total project cost is over $250,000.
  • First West Credit Union received more than $99,000 to install 20 EV chargers across Langley, B.C. First West Credit Union is contributing over $97,000 toward this initiative, bringing the total project cost to over $195,500.
  • The City of Richmond received $340,000 to install 32 EV chargers across Richmond. The city is also contributing $900,000 toward this initiative, and the Government of B.C., through its CleanBC Go Electric Program, is also contributing $100,000, bringing the total project cost to $1,340,000.

Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative and Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, all chargers will be available for public use between now and March 2023.

Since 2015, Canada has made a historic investment of over $1 billion so far to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more locally accessible. These investments are building a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and installing chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work and play.

The government also provides incentives of up to $5,000 to help Canadians buy EVs and full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them.

These investments support Canada’s new mandatory target of 100-percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle sales by 2035.

Driving down transportation emissions is critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change targets and requires a combination of investments and regulations to support Canadians and industry in this transition.

The government supports green infrastructure projects that create good, middle-class jobs and get us to net-zero emissions by 2050.

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