EVs Please! Livable Cities Forum Study Tour

July 28th, 2014

Watch this Metro Vancouver video featuring the Electric Vehicle (EV) Vancouver study tour from the Livable Cities forum.

The tour – EVs Please! How to re-charge your region with Electric Vehicles – showed local governments examples of the burgeoning electric vehicle framework throughout Metro Vancouver.

Participants rode in a convoy of EVs to sites around Vancouver to experience the vehicles and supporting infrastructure in action. They met the diverse individuals, businesses and organizations leading the deployment and mainstreaming of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the region and province.

Participants learned:

  • how to engage and target businesses and locations within a city/region for EV charge stations;
  • the business case for EVs and EV charging stations from the perspective of municipal fleet managers, private business owners, and citizens;
  • how to facilitate the installation of EV charging stations into new and existing multi-unit residential buildings governed by strata corporations; and,
  • key lessons learned over the past three years as Vancouver and the region have worked to get stations in the ground.