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Electric vehicles get a boost in a Canada-first initiative

Jun 13, 2018

CRESTON, BC – Canada’s first regional and community-driven strategy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles celebrated its Kootenay-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations on May 25.

The initiative has installed 10 out of the 13 Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFCs) planned across the region, and will have installed 40 Level 2 charging stations by the end of the summer. Electric vehicle drivers now have a fast charging corridor across Highway 3 in the Kootenays, and by project completion, the Kootenays will have over 1,800 kilometres of connected electric vehicle travel.

Doug Stout, FortisBC Vice President of Market Development & External Relations

“This partnership has done a tremendous job in expanding the network of fast charging stations and helping Canada meet its climate goals – we’re proud to be a part of it. Projects like this are one of the ways we are meeting our customers’ needs for cleaner energy options, especially for transportation, and we look forward to participating in more projects like this.”

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Hon. Michelle Mungall drives Doug Stout, vice president of market development & external relations, over the Kootenay Pass in a Chevrolet Bolt on her way to celebrate the Accelerate Kootenays electric vehicle charging network.