Electric Vehicles

New: View our Low Carbon Mobility Plan: Electric Vehicles  to learn how the Township is preparing for the future of electric vehicles.

Reducing our reliance on gas-fueled cars offers many environmental benefits, including a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and energy use. Fewer car trips also lowers infrastructure costs. The Township supports alternative forms of transportation including public transit, ride-sharing, cycling, walking, and electric vehicles.

Why drive an Electric Vehicle?

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have become an increasingly important technology with excellent potential for reducing the cost and environmental impact of transportation. Using clean electricity to charge vehicles instead of fossil fuels has a drastic impact on transportation related GHG emissions and air quality.

Vehicle Incentives

Did you know that you can save up to $14,000 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle? Check out these incentive programs for more information:

Source Amount
iZEV  (Government of Canada) $5,000 for BEV*
$2,500 for PHEV**
CEV  (Government of BC) $3,000 for BEV
$1,500 for PHEV
BC SCRAP-IT Program  $6,000 for new BEV
$3,000 for used BEV
Total possible incentive for BEV: $14,000     Total possible incentive for PHEV: $4,000 

* BEV = battery electric vehicle
** PHEV = plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Charging Station Incentives

Source Amount
Zap BC  Free Level 2 home charging station
Home and Workplace EV Charging Program  Single-family home charging infrastructure installation incentives of up to $350. Includes duplexes and townhomes with private garages.
Multi-unit residential building (MURB) charging infrastructure installation incentives of up to $2,000
Workplace charging infrastructure installation incentives of up to $2,000

Charger

Where to charge your electric vehicle

Township Level 2 Charging

The Township offers EV Level 2 charging - at no cost* - at a number of our facilities to help you top-up your charge while you visit. Stations are available at:

*currently charging is free for users; however, charges may be incurred in the future

Township DC Fast Charger

The Township also hosts a DC Fast Charger, owned and operated by BC Hydro, at the Langley Events Centre. The DC Fast Charger is part of a province wide-network to help you travel across BC in your EV.

This dual standard station is able to charge all electric vehicles compliant with the CHAdeMO and the SAE CCS standards in less than 30 minutes.

Other locations

The EV infrastructure in BC is some of the best in Canada. There are now close to 1,000 Level 2 charging stations and 30 BC Hydro-installed DC Fast Chargers across BC Find a charging station near you by using the PlugShare  map.

Charging station FAQs

  • Option 1: Tap to charge. With the ChargePoint  app installed, you can start a charging session by holding your phone over the reader symbol on the station. Before charging, make sure you have the app and you’re signed into your account. For device compatibility details, visit the App Store  (Apple) or Google Play  (Android).
  • Option 2: Use your ChargePoint card. Tap your activated ChargePoint card on the card reader symbol on the station. To activate your card, visit ChargePoint.com.
  • Option 3: Start charging from the app. In the app, select the station and click the “Start Charge” button.

You can sign up for a free ChargePoint card online  or via the ChargePoint mobile app .

The Township of Langley does not charge a fee to use its ChargePoint stations, however, this is subject to change. Other stations that are not Township-owned, such as the BC Hydro DC Fast Charger at the Langley Events Centre, may charge a fee.

Contact ChargePoint at 1-888-758-4389. If they cannot solve the problem, contact the Township of Langley Engineering Division at 604-532-7300

For a full list of frequently asked questions, visit ChargePoint.com  or call 1-888-758-4389. For questions regarding the BC Hydro DC Fast Charger located at the Langley Events Centre, contact Green Lots at 1-855-900-7584.

Additional resources

EV charging in an apartment, condominium, or townhome

If you're an EV owner, strata councils, or property manager, visit evcondo.ca  to learn about setting up EV charging in stratified buildings. If you’re visiting or looking to live in an EV-friendly strata building, you can search the EVCondo registry .

Experience EVs by talking to the experts

Want to learn why it's more fun to drive an EV? At emotivebc.ca  you can ask an EV expert any questions you have about electric vehicles and receive a response within 2 days. Keep an eye out for Emotive at your next community event.

Learn more about EVs and charging stations

Plugin BC offers a wealth of information on electric vehicles. Stay up-to-date with the latest on news, incentives and information by visiting pluginbc.ca .

BC Hydro is making it easier for you to own and drive an electric vehicle

Do you want to install an EV charging station at home? BC Hydro can help you find a certified installer. Learn more about EV basics, including EV purchase prices, operating costs, and the impact charging may have on your hydro bill by visiting  BC Hydro’s Electric Vehicle webpage  .