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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in BC

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Suite 2400

745 Thurlow Street

Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5

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Please join us on December 6, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm for a stimulating discussion about the future of EV infrastructure in BC. Our distinguished panel will include speakers from BC Hydro, the Fraser Basin Council and the City of Vancouver.

British Columbia (BC) has set an emissions reduction target of 40% below 2007 levels by 2030. With provincial emissions currently sitting at approximately 63 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year, this means that BC will need to reduce its emissions to 35 million tonnes of CO2e by 2030. The achievement of BC’s 2030 target will require emission reductions across the economy.

Transportation is seen as a key sector from which emission reductions can be achieved, in particular the electrification of transportation in the province. BC provides financial incentives for electric vehicle (EV) purchases, and while electric or hybrid vehicles currently cost more, provincial officials expect the cost of an electric vehicle to reach parity by 2023.

The challenge of EV infrastructure has been described as a chicken-and-egg problem – in order for the use of EVs to significantly expand, consumers need to have access to charging infrastructure, but investors want to be assured of significant demand before they invest resources into EV infrastructure. This means that utilities and municipalities have a unique role to play in facilitating the broad-based deployment and equitable access to EV infrastructure.

The panel speakers will provide an update on the current state of EV infrastructure in BC and explore the opportunities and barriers to the expansion of EV infrastructure moving forward. Light refreshments will be provided.

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Suite 2400

745 Thurlow Street

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