Thursday, September 13, 2012

 

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Chilliwack to get two electric vehicle charging stations

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

hilliwack will be plugged into two electronic charging station locations, thanks to a $12,000 grant from the provincial Community Charging Infrastructure Fund (CCI).

 

"Thank you to our provincial government for providing a portion of the funding so that Chilliwack will be included in BC's charging network," said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. This funding supports the groundwork for plug in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure and in turn, supports our firm commitment to preserving our community's environment."

The City of Chilliwack has successfully applied for two station locations. One station will be located at Chilliwack City Hall on 8550 Young Road and another at the Tourism Chilliwack Visitor Centre on 44150 Luckakuck Way. Staff anticipates the Tourism Chilliwack location will be used by vehicles off the highway and traffic from Heritage Park.

 

The City Hall location will have two stations, one which will service electric scooters and wheelchairs and the other will service vehicles. All stations will be free of charge for public use.

The total cost of the project is $26,000 plus tax. The CCI fund has awarded Chilliwack $12,000 and the City's portion will be $14,000. The stations will be installed by March 31, 2013.

The Province of BC is supporting a province-wide network of up to 570 electric vehicle charging stations, accessible to the public or fleets through a new $2.74 million Community Charging Infrastructure Fund. Funding is administered by the Fraser Basin Council. Incentives are available to BC regional districts, municipalities, First Nations, public institutions, businesses and other organizations to help defray the costs of purchasing and installing stations.

 

For more information, please go here.

 

 

 

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