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Facts about electric vehicles in B.C.
  • The Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Act, passed in 2019, requires automakers to meet increasing annual levels of ZEV sales reaching 10% of new light-duty vehicle sales by 2025, 30% by 2030 and 100% by 2040.
    • B.C. is well on its way to exceeding the 2025 targets with light-duty electric vehicle (EV) sales representing 9.4% of all new light-duty vehicle sales in B.C. in 2020.
  • EV owners see immediate savings on fuel costs – about $1,800 every year for the average B.C. driver.
  • Through the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger program, applicants can receive up to 50% of the cost of equipment and installation to a maximum of $80,000 per fast-charging station.
    • Increased rebates of up to 90% of project costs to a maximum of $130,000 per station are available for Indigenous-owned fast-charging stations.
  • A direct-current fast charger is a public fast charger that allows an EV to get 100 to 300 kilometres of range in 30 minutes of charging, and faster chargers giving more range in less time are coming out every year. 
  • A charging site is a general geographic location where an EV can be charged.
    • While most sites currently have one or two charging stations, as the network expands most sites are anticipated to have multiple stations.
    • Some charging stations have multiple charging ports to charge more than one EV.