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.

Clean Energy Vehicles for British ColumbiaAccess cash incentives

Did you know that you can save up to $8,250 off the purchase price of a new electric vehicle?

Through the CEV for BC program , qualifying EVs are eligible for $5,000 off the pre-tax sticker price.

BC Scrap-It ProgramAdditionally, through the SCRAP-IT program , purchasers of new EVs can receive up to $3,250 if they scrap their older, gas-powered vehicle.

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 operates a DC Fast Charger in partnership with BC Hydro at the Langley Events Centre . The DC Fast Charger is part of a province wide-network to help you travel across B.C. 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 B.C. 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 B.C. Find a charging station near you by using the PlugShare  map.

Additional resources

EV CondoEV 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 .

Emotive BC 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.

Plug-in BCLearn more about EVs and charging stations

Plug in 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 HydroBC 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 .