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B.C. zero-emission vehicles, chargers by the numbers
  • This year, B.C. scored the highest of any province or territory in Electric Mobility Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicles scorecard.
  • The CleanBC Go Electric programs and rebates have driven incredible growth in the number of electric vehicles in B.C. – increasing by more than 1,900% in the past six years.
  • The number of registered light-duty electric vehicles rose from 5,000 in 2016 to more than 100,000 today. 
  • In 2022, electric vehicles made up 18.1% of new light-duty passenger vehicles sold, the highest percentage for any province or territory in Canada.
  • B.C. has one of the largest public charging networks in Canada with more than 3,800 charging stations at the end of 2022, growing from 781 charging stations in 2016.
  • Zero-emission vehicle owners see immediate savings on fuel costs, reducing from approximately $1,800 to $2,500 per year for the average B.C. driver, as well as lower ongoing maintenance costs.
  • British Columbia was the first jurisdiction in the world to adopt a 100% zero-emission vehicles law.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The zero-emission vehicle sector continues to provide great jobs for British Columbians, with an estimated 270 companies that provide 6,700 full-time jobs and direct contribution of $622 million to the provincial gross domestic product.
  • The $26 million in year-end funding for charging stations is in addition to Budget 2022 funding for the public charger program, which allocated $20 million ($10 million for fiscal year 2022-2023, and $10 million for fiscal year 2023-2024).