New electric vehicle chargers coming to B.C.

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May 21, 2021 by Christine Hogg

New electric vehicle chargers coming to B.C.​



More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Langley, British Columbia.

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $150,000 investment to install 21 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Langley, B.C. to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and provide British Columbians with more options to charge and drive their vehicles.

The Township of Langley is investing over $230,000, along with the Government of British Columbia’s CleanBC Go Electric Program‘s investment of $25,000, for the installation of the new chargers.

“More and more British Columbians are switching to electric vehicles to save on fuel costs and reduce air pollution,” said Bruce Ralston, British Columbia’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Through CleanBC, we’re working with our partners to expand our EV charging network in Langley and across the province, make it easier for drivers to go electric and put B.C. on the road to a clean energy future.”

Federal funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program and the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program, which support the government’s ambitious target to have all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada be zero emission by 2040.

“We are excited to add 21 new EV chargers to serve Township of Langley residents,” said Jack Froese, Mayor, Township of Langley. “This investment will accelerate progress on the Township’s Climate Action Strategy, which calls for half of passenger vehicle trips in the community to be sustainable by 2030 and for a zero-emission corporate fleet by 2040.”

Canada has invested more than $600 million to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more readily accessible. This includes establishing a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and installing chargers in more localized areas where Canadians live, work and play.

This investment supports natural gas refuelling stations along key freight corridors, hydrogen stations in metropolitan centres, the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies and the development of enabling codes and standards.

The government provides incentives of up to $5,000 for Canadian consumers to buy EVs and full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them.

These initiatives are driven by Canada’s strengthened climate plan, which accelerates ZEV adoption with an additional $150 million for infrastructure and an additional $287 million in purchasing incentives for Canadians.

The government supports green infrastructure projects will create good, middle-class jobs, advance Canada’s low-carbon future and gets us to net-zero emissions by 2050.
 

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Your post got me to look, I noticed nothing in the Koots. Lots of green people and powerdams, what's up with that BC hydro?

How do you pay for a charge ?


 

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If you want to see a map of DC fast chargers use www.plugshare.com .

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Lol one of the local charging stations that I drive by is behind locked gates 6 months of the year, mainroads doesn't feel like plowing the pullout in winter. So glad my tax dollars went to that project,
 

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West Kelowna, first exit after the bridge. There were 4 cars charging but one left the scene before i took the pic.
I see more and more EV's now, charging stations are slowly being set up for them. You can find them through out the valley here no problem.
 

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just out of curiosity what does a recharge cost on the average
a 0-80% charge on a model 3 long range is probably $15 at a Tesla supercharger. The other brand chargers are probably 50% more expensive and slower.
 

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what does that translate to per kilometer travelled? Not trying to be a smart ass but just trying to understand the economics behind EV.
 

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a 0-80% charge on a model 3 long range is probably $15 at a Tesla supercharger. The other brand chargers are probably 50% more expensive and slower.
That is a significant advantage for tesla
 

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Somebody should be able to figure that out per kwh and compare it to bc hydro rates
 

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a 0-80% charge on a model 3 long range is probably $15 at a Tesla supercharger. The other brand chargers are probably 50% more expensive and slower.

From dead to 80, what is a figured time to charge it to 80%
 

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Somebody should be able to figure that out per kwh and compare it to bc hydro rates
All fast DC chargers in canada are time based. $/minute. BC Hydro chargers max out at 50KW and Tesla superchargers v2 are 150KW, v3 250KW. BC hydro is $0.30/minute flat rate (with a connection fee). Tesla is $0.44/min above 65KW and $0.22/min below 65KW. This is a bill from a BC Hydro charger....

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