Charge North - EV Travel for Central and Northern BC
Charge North is a community-led initiative to develop an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to facilitate travel to and within central and northern BC. This collaborative project is directed by six regional governments and engages 43 local governments from south of Kamloops to Haida Gwaii, connecting over 2,780 kms of highway for rural EV travel. Charge North is facilitated by the Community Energy Association on behalf of an Advisory Committee made up of representatives from each regional district and the Northern BC Tourism Association.
The project builds upon lessons learned from both Accelerate Kootenays and Peaks to Prairies EV projects, both community-driven approaches to electrifying rural areas, but takes into account the unique context of central and northern BC to ensure maximum benefits for drivers, residents and communities.
Charge North also complements the Province of BC’s CleanBC Plan, launched in December 2018, which will require 100% of vehicles sold in BC to be zero-emission by 2040.
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