B.C.’s Ministry of Environment announced at the beginning of April that the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program is being helped by a $2.74-million Community Charging Infrastructure Fund that will be used to create 570 public charging stations across municipalities, regional governments, First Nations, and B.C. businesses and institutions by March 31, 2013.  The Community Charging Infrastructure Fund will be managed, promoted and administered by the non-profit Fraser Basin Council.

The Province will also add three Level 3 DC Fast Charging Stations on the highway from B.C. to California, and another 27 Level 3 DC Fast Charging Stations throughout the province.  These fast chargers allow electric vehicle to be recharged in approximately 15 to 20 minutes.  The Province has also committed funds to help the City of Vancouver install electric vehicle charging stations in the city.

For more information, visit the BC Ministry of Environment Newsroom at: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/ministries/environment-1