We're making it easier to switch to an EV in B.C.
The Government of B.C.'s CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 [PDF] aims to meet the Paris Agreement's emissions reduction targets for 2030, and reach net zero by 2050.
The plan outlines action items across eight pathways, including those needed to eliminate emissions from all new cars by 2035.
BC Hydro's electricity generation was 98% clean for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2022, and the plan calls for 100% of the additional electricity we acquire to be from renewable or clean sources, except where concerns regarding reliability or costs must be addressed.
BC Hydro's involvement
It's our goal to make electric vehicles (EVs) a convenient and accessible choice for all British Columbians.
Stay current on developments in the quickly evolving EV market, use our EV network app to discover new EV charger locations, and save money with rebates on EVs and chargers.
EV market research
- We're continuously looking to identify and support opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in B.C.
- Researching next-generation architecture to keep up with growing and evolving market needs ensures we stay at the forefront of developments in the EV fast charging market.
Public infrastructure and grid readiness
- Our network of public EV chargers is continually expanding across the province.
- Download our EV network app to find EV charger locations, add funds and view your charging history on the go.
- Looking for a certified electrician? Request a referral for a certified electrician who can install charging infrastructure.
Increased system demand
Can the BC Hydro electrical system handle the increase in demand?
The increased demand from more EVs is something we've been planning for and will be able to supply. We're predicting there will be around 330,000 EVs on B.C. roads by 2030. This is estimated to add an additional 1,000 gigawatt hours of electricity load per year.