British Columbia

British Columbia EV Rebate Increases Up to $4,000

The government of British Columbia has increased the maximum EV rebate amounts offered, in order to help increase access to the rebate for the average household. The CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program has raised the rebate on battery-electric vehicles, fuel-cell EVs and long-range plugin hybrid EVs from $3,000 to $4,000 CAD ($3,110 USD), […]

B.C. Claims Highest EV Uptake Rates in North America

The number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads of British Columbia, Canada, has surged 1,600% in the past six years, the provincial government said on Wednesday. B.C. has gone from 5,000 light-duty EV registrations in 2016 to more than 85,000 today. Much of the credit goes to the province’s CleanBC Go Electric programs and rebates, which […]

SpaceX Starlink Helps Man Document Highway Rebuild After B.C. Floods

In a recently published video, YouTube channel SteBros shows us how SpaceX Starlink is helping document the efforts to rebuild the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia, Canada, and its surroundings following the devastation caused by recent flooding. The mention of Starlink in the video was spotted by Tesla North reader, Jeremy. There is no other […]

B.C. City Wants EV Chargers at all New Gas Stations

On Monday, the City of Kelowna, located in southern British Columbia, Canada, will consider a staff proposal seeking to mandate electric vehicle (EV) chargers at all new gas stations — reports The Kelowna Daily Courier. The proposed changes to the city’s regulations will also require that: All parking spaces in new residential complexes have the […]

Vancouver Leads Canada in New Electric Vehicle Car Registrations

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to see mainstream adoption increase around the world, one Canadian city is paving the way for the rest of the country with its high levels of EV adoption, according to a report just weeks following a major climate-change-induced heatwave – which experts say is a reason to make the switch […]

Parkland Announces B.C.’s Largest Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

As electric cars take the world by storm, the charging infrastructure remains an important piece of the mainstream adoption puzzle, and one Canadian company plans to do its part by constructing a number of new charge sites throughout British Columbia. Canadian petroleum company Parkland announced on Monday plans to launch the largest network of electric […]

Canada Invests $1.8 Million for EV Initiatives in BC and Quebec

The Canadian government has been working hard to start building a zero-emissions future in recent months, through both rebates and incentives for electric vehicle (EV) buyers, as well as through the expansion of an EV fast-charging network. On Wednesday, Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan Jr. announced plans for a $50,000 (CAD) investment into a […]

BC Hydro Fast-Charging Stations No Longer Free Starting in May

Starting May 1, electric vehicle (EV) owners in the province of British Columbia, Canada, will begin incurring new charging fees, as reported by City News. BC Hydro has approved the use of user fees at its fast-charging stations, which will effectively up the cost of charging for any EV driver. Still, some experts worry that […]