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Hundreds of EV chargers coming to Vancouver Island’s Capital Regional District

April 23, 2024 | By Anthony Capkun

April 23, 2024 – Hundreds of public electric vehicle chargers will be installed throughout the Capital Regional District with combined funding of more than $8.7 million from the federal and provincial governments, the district, and the City of Victoria.

“Transportation accounts for 40% of BC’s emissions, which is why it’s so important that we make it easier and affordable for people to drive zero-emission vehicles,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (BC). “In addition to rebates, we continue to expand BC’s electric vehicle charging network, with a target of having 10,000 public EV charging stations by 2030.”

The funding will support the installation of approximately 576 Level 2 and 20 direct-current fast-charge (DCFC) charging ports in roughly 80 public locations across the region.

The district is undertaking regional coordination and partnerships with local governments, including the City of Victoria, which will manage up to 424 of the Level 2 and all 20 of the DCFCs planned.


Ottawa is providing $1,746,535 through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of British Columbia is investing $4,657,136. The Capital Regional District and City of Victoria are contributing a combined $2,329,005.

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