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B.C. ZEV facts
  • ZEV owners see immediate savings on fuel costs – about $1,800 to $2,500 per year for the average B.C. driver – as well as lower ongoing maintenance costs.
  • In 2019, B.C.'s commercial transport sector accounted for approximately 60% of B.C.'s transport emissions and 25% of total provincial emissions.
  • B.C. has one of the largest public charging networks and the first cluster of public hydrogen fuelling stations in Canada.
  • At the end of 2021, B.C. had more than 3,000 public EV charging stations and almost 80,000 registered ZEVs.
  • British Columbia is the first jurisdiction in the world to adopt a 100% zero-emission vehicles law.
  • The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, released in 2021, details a range of actions to accelerate the transition to net-zero and achieve B.C.’s legislated greenhouse gas emissions targets.
  • A key CleanBC action is to strengthen the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act to require light-duty vehicle sales to be 26% ZEV by 2026, 90% by 2030 and 100% by 2035, five years ahead of the original target.