Metro Vancouver has been awarded a grant to begin developing, in collaboration with the Corporation of Delta and 13 other municipalities, a network of charging stations for electric vehicles.
Earlier this year, Metro Vancouver applied for a grant under the provincial government's Community Charging Infrastructure Fund, with the goal of identifying 75 to 150 highly visible host sites for electric vehicle chargers.
"Our goal is to facilitate the creation of a network of charging stations, installed at places like malls, theatres and tourism destinations," said Metro Vancouver Chair Greg Moore.
"Making charging stations visible and accessible will build confidence in electric vehicles and will promote clean transport and clean air."
The grant will go toward pursuing private and public sector commitment to host the charging stations. Costs for building the stations will be split between site hosts and the province.