An electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station has opened in Cache Creek, B.C. The station will connect EV drivers to the north of the province all the way to Prince George.
Earlier this year, the Government of Canada announced funding for the station as part of a larger $1.15-million investment to build 23 EV fast chargers across B.C. The station, built by British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, is partially funded by Natural Resources Canada's Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative. The Government of B.C. is also contributing $575,000 toward these 23 fast chargers through its Clean Energy Vehicle Public Fast Charging Program.
This is part of the Government of Canada's $182.5-million investment to build a coast-to-coast charging network for EVs and support other zero- and low-carbon demonstration and deployment projects, as well as develop binational (Canada and the United States) codes and standards. Over 800 EV fast chargers are already built or being planned, with hundreds more expected over the next two years.