Supporting electric vehicles
Electric vehicles (EVs) contribute to improved health and air quality by reducing harmful carbon emissions. We encourage the use of EVs as part of our overall plan to build a sustainable transportation network in the District.
To encourage the development of a comprehensive recharging network, we have installed Level 2 (240v) charging stations at District facilities. We also have a policy to encourage EV charging infrastructure in all new District developments.
Electric vehicle requirements for new developments
Our Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Policy, updated in March, 2021, covers multi-family, commercial, and industrial developments, as well as bicycle storage.
|Type of Development||Requirement|
|Multi-family||All parking stalls (not including visitor parking) must feature energized outlets* capable of providing Level 2 charging or higher|
|Commercial and industrial||
* EV energy management systems or 'load sharing' can be used to meet this requirement
In addition to these vehicle requirements, all secure bicycle storage must include Level 1 (110v) electric outlets for electric bicycle charging, as stipulated in the Bicycle Parking Policy and End-of-Trip Facilities Policy.
EV models and EV charging
- EV models available in BC
- EV charging at home and on the go in BC
- Search for the nearest charging station
- EV charging in condos, apartments and townhomes
- Provincial requirements on load calculation, EV charger installation, and EV energy management systems equipment
- More information on electric vehicles