Canada is investing $4.3 million to expand British Columbia’s electric vehicle charging and refuelling infrastructure. The investment builds on the Canadian government’s $182.5-million total investment to grow the country’s electric and alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure.
The $4.3-million funding will support British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and B.C. Hydro in putting up electric vehicle charging stations as well as finance Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC)’s retail hydrogen station in Vancouver area.
HTEC and BC Hydro projects, in addition, will receive $1.4 million from the Province of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program.
“This funding is an important step in the evolution of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Energy OASIS project and an investment in our sustainable transportation future. The BCIT Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team is proud to be leading first-in-Canada applied research solutions that will reduce barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research, British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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