Charging Station Use Doubles Over Last Year

Squamish_DC_fast_chargerA growing number of drivers are plugging into B.C.’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, the Fraser Basin Council and Powertech Labs reported October 6 2014. Over 350 of B.C.’s 550 public charging stations are tracked by Powertech Labs, a BC Hydro subsidiary, and the data show that the number of vehicle charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014.

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The evCloud accesses data by leveraging the built in energy metering and communications capabilities of charging equipment installed across the Province under a number of Plug in BC initiatives, including the Community Charging Infrastructure (CCI) Fund and BC Hydro’s DC Fast Charging Infrastructure deployment. The evCloud is part of the BC EV Smart Infrastructure Project, a project led by BC Hydro and funded by Natural Resources Canada and the Province of BC