British Columbia has announced in a press release this week that it will be installing 28 new EV charging stations on Vancouver Island on key locations based on public demand and current gaps in availability, Tesla North is reporting.
The new EV charging stations will be installed by the Regional District of Nanaimo, in partnership with 11 local and regional governments, and will expand the existing network of Level 2 EV stations in the Nanaimo and Parksville area, as well as in Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Campbell River, Tofino, and Ucluelet, among other communities.
Today we announced that through #CleanBC our government is investing in Indigenous communities with new clean energy & affordable housing. We’re expanding EV charging on Vancouver Island, the north & interior. And we’re creating energy efficient buildings powered by clean energy. pic.twitter.com/OuCIhq7BHa
— George Heyman (@GeorgeHeyman)
Approximately $230,000 from the Province’s CleanBC Communities Fund and $275,000 from the federal government’s Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will be available for the project. Participating local governments are together investing more than $183,000.
“People across Vancouver Island are increasingly turning to electric vehicles for a greener driving experience and reduced costs on fuel and maintenance,” said George Heyman, B.C.’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “Through CleanBC and its partnerships, we’re increasing clean transportation options, supporting local economies and making life affordable for people as we build back a stronger, better B.C. for everyone following COVID-19.”
The CleanBC Communities Fund is part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green Infrastructure Stream and invests in public infrastructure owned by local governments, not-for-profits, and projects in partnership with for-profit entities.