Electric vehicles

With $200,000 from the federal government and $100,000 each from the provincial government and Nanaimo Airport, four electric vehicle charging stations are being installed at the airport site at Cassidy. (Photo submitted)

Feds, province help Nanaimo Airport put in four EV chargers

Airport CEO says initiative represents both environmental stewardship and good customer service

With $200,000 from the federal government and $100,000 each from the provincial government and Nanaimo Airport, four electric vehicle charging stations are being installed at the airport site at Cassidy. (Photo submitted)
Saanich will implement a $1/hour charge for use of the municipality’s public EV charging stations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich starts charging to charge at municipal EV stations in 2021

Fee of $1/hour goes into effect Jan. 4, three-hour charge limit remains

Saanich will implement a $1/hour charge for use of the municipality’s public EV charging stations. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay Police Department has announced plans to purchase the municipality’s first electric marked police vehicle. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Electric police vehicle could soon be patroling Oak Bay streets

Oak Bay police plan to purchase first marked electric police vehicle in 2021

The Oak Bay Police Department has announced plans to purchase the municipality’s first electric marked police vehicle. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
GM has issued a voluntary recall of Chevy Bolt electric vehicles with batteries made in Korea. Owners can check their VIN to see if their vehicle is part of the recall. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Chevy Bolts recalled over vehicle fires in U.S.

The recall impacts more than 68,000 vehicles with batteries from a Korean factory

GM has issued a voluntary recall of Chevy Bolt electric vehicles with batteries made in Korea. Owners can check their VIN to see if their vehicle is part of the recall. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
(File photo)

Qualicum School District’s first electric school bus is on its way

Charging stations to be installed this fall

(File photo)
The Comox Valley will be getting new EV charging stations. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Mid-Vancouver Island communities to add 28 more electric vehicle stations

Regional District of Nanaimo spearheading effort that brought $162,222 grant

The Comox Valley will be getting new EV charging stations. Photo by Mike Chouinard
(Devon Bidal/News Staff)
(Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Sidney and Central Saanich record the second and third-highest EV ownership rate per 1,000 residents. (Black Press Media file)

Vancouver Island’s southeast corner plugged into to electric cars

Saltspring, Sidney and Central Saanich lead the charge as B.C. doubles electric vehicle ownership

Sidney and Central Saanich record the second and third-highest EV ownership rate per 1,000 residents. (Black Press Media file)
Saanich council voted in favour of a bylaw guaranteeing each new development will be equipped with electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich bylaw sparks EV charging infrastructure requirements in new builds

All new developments to be EV-charger compatible starting Sept. 1

Saanich council voted in favour of a bylaw guaranteeing each new development will be equipped with electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A electric vehicle charging at the University of Victoria. (Photo Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Parksville not interested in electric vehicle charging station grant

Council: ‘Nice to have, but it’s not necessary to have’

A electric vehicle charging at the University of Victoria. (Photo Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft in Qualicum Beach

Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft in Qualicum Beach

‘This type of nonsense is discouraging to say the least’

Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft in Qualicum Beach
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft in Qualicum Beach

‘This type of nonsense is discouraging to say the least’

A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Electric vehicle options growing, but profitability challenges limit growth

Electric vehicle options growing, but profitability challenges limit growth

Ford Motor Co. is one of several companies that have made big promises about moving to electric.

Electric vehicle options growing, but profitability challenges limit growth
Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter

Vandals slash cables at Vancouver Island EV charging station

All five charging outlets at the Buckley Bay rest stop have been damaged

Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter
(The Canadian Press)

Feds’ electric-car rebate uses nearly half its three-year budget in eight months

Transport Canada reports that more than $134 million in rebates have already been issued to 33,000 Canadians

(The Canadian Press)
Suncor Downstream strategy general manager Patrick Ritchie (far left), Suncor president and CEO Mark Little (centre left), Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (far right), and EV Society chair and president Wilf Steimle (centre right) cut the ribbon at the unveiling of the newest fast EV charger in Saanich on Tuesday. (Supplied/Suncorp Inc.)

EV fast charger unveiled in Saanich powers coast-to-coast travel by electric vehicle

Petro-Canada’s ‘Electric Highway’ has more than 50 stations from B.C. to N.S.

Suncor Downstream strategy general manager Patrick Ritchie (far left), Suncor president and CEO Mark Little (centre left), Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (far right), and EV Society chair and president Wilf Steimle (centre right) cut the ribbon at the unveiling of the newest fast EV charger in Saanich on Tuesday. (Supplied/Suncorp Inc.)
B.C. is adding to its network of vehicle charging stations, but most give the electricity away at taxpayer expense. (B.C. government)

B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver says electric car drivers should pay

Most charging stations don’t charge money, because they can’t

B.C. is adding to its network of vehicle charging stations, but most give the electricity away at taxpayer expense. (B.C. government)
A direct-current fast charging station for electric vehicles at Squamish. (Black Press files)

B.C.’s subsidized electric vehicle sales gaining speed

Vehicle ’luxury tax’ lands on work pickups, MLAs reminded

A direct-current fast charging station for electric vehicles at Squamish. (Black Press files)
an electric vehicle charging station in Duncan B.C. (Black Press files)

B.C. electric vehicle subsidy fund drains faster than expected

Province adds another $10 million to incentive fund

an electric vehicle charging station in Duncan B.C. (Black Press files)
Faizan Agha, manager of advanced product development for Hyundai Canada, accompanies Black Press reporter Tom Fletcher on a test drive in the prototype Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell sport utility. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Hydrogen vehicles entering zero-emission auto market in B.C.

B.C. getting its first hydrogen filling stations in Victoria, Metro Vancouver

Faizan Agha, manager of advanced product development for Hyundai Canada, accompanies Black Press reporter Tom Fletcher on a test drive in the prototype Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell sport utility. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)