The federal government has announced hundreds of thousands of dollars towards electric vehicle chargers.
MP Hedy Fry was in Burnaby on Friday to announce a combined $800,000 for 170 electric vehicle (EV) chargers to help British Columbians go electric.
These contributions will help install 168 Level 2 EV connectors and two fast chargers across the province to support Canada’s net-zero future.
- British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) received $300,000 to install 60 EV chargers in Burnaby. BCIT is contributing over $473,000 toward this initiative, with a total project cost of over $793,000.
- The City of Delta received over $77,000 to install 20 EV chargers across Delta. The city is also contributing over $135,000 toward this initiative, bringing the total project cost to more than $212,000.
- QuadReal Property Group received $260,000 for two projects to install 34 EV chargers in Vancouver. The British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources’ CleanBC Go Electric Program is also contributing $50,000, and QuadReal Property Group is contributing more that $330,000 toward this initiative, bringing the total project cost of the two projects to over $640,000.
- The Owners, Strata Plan BCS3862 (Canada House in Olympic Village) received over $86,000 toward the installation of 36 charging stations and the necessary supportive electrical infrastructure in its parking garage. Additional project funding totalling over $54,000 from the Government of British Columbia with a contribution of roughly $86,000 from Canada House in Olympic Village brought the total project cost to over $227,000.
- The Corporation of the District of Saanich received $100,000 to install 20 chargers in the District of Saanich. The Corporation of the District of Saanich is also contributing $270,000 toward this initiative, bringing the total project cost to $370,000.
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 this winter.