September 15, 2023

Nearly 2,400 EV chargers to be installed in B.C., with most slated for Greater Vancouver

Canada's government is investing nearly $19 million to make driving electric vehicles more accessible across British Columbia.

The federal funding will go towards installing close to 2,400 additional electric vehicle chargers — most of which will be installed in Greater Vancouver, the minister of natural resources announced Friday morning.

“These chargers will make it so much easier for drivers to get to where they need to go and to reduce range anxiety, which was something that inhibited the deployment of vehicles for a number of years,” Jonathan Wilkinson said during a news conference at a charging station in East Vancouver.

Wilkinson says that anxiety is slowly going away through initiatives like Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), as well as its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

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