The BC Government has indicated they will provide additional funding to help buy and install electric vehicle (EV) chargers in condominium buildings or places of work through CleanBC’s Go Electric EV Charger Rebate program.
“As we move towards electrification and away from combustion-based vehicles, we need to build out our electric charging infrastructure and grid,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Strata owners and workplaces require this funding support, but more needs to be done.
“We are reliant on imports for batteries and are susceptible to supply chain shortages for the minerals and metals that are used for electric charging components. Canada needs to enhance its domestic production of batteries and utilize the vast mineral and metal resources that are found in Canada and off its coast.”
Canada must also implement some sort of cost-sharing of electricity among provinces and implement different technology to generate electricity and broaden our grids. For example, Saskatchewan would be a prime location for wind turbines, whereas BC is best suited for hydro. All provinces can implement solar infrastructure to some degree so that we have enough electricity supply to meet the demand.
Read the Surrey Board of Trade’s policy ask from Spring 2021: https://businessinsurrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Updated-20210308-1643-Surrey-ELECTRIC-CHARGING-SOLUTIONS-AND-PARTNERSHIPS-NEEDED.pdf
Read the BC Government’s media release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021EMLI0065-002031
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