Friday, September 21, 2012
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to White Rock ; Grant Received [up-to] $4,000 Per Station.
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September 21, 2012
City of White Rock Receives Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The City of White Rock is one of 71 organizations recently approved through an Early Bird Application process for charging station incentives through the Community Charging Infrastructure (CCI) Fund for the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Incentive. The City will receive up to 75 per cent of the cost of an electric vehicle charging station, up to $4,000 per station.
Under this program, the City of White Rock will install a dual charging station at the City’s Operations Yard for use with fleet vehicles in the New Year.
The Department of Engineering and Municipal Operations conducted a fleet review prior to the grant request and already has plans in place to replace approximately two fleet vehicles with electric vehicles when replacement vehicles are required.
A prime area in the City to use electric vehicles is on the promenade for maintenance work and garbage collection.
Electric gator utility vehicles on the waterfront will produce zero tailpipe emissions and will cost less in electricity than fuel for a gas-powered car.
“From implementing alternate week garbage collection to reduce our waste, to receiving grant funds for electric vehicle charging stations to reduce emissions, the City of White Rock consistently looks for ways to protect our environment,” said Mayor Wayne Baldwin.
“The City is also looking for ways to make a charging station available to the general public in order to encourage visitations from owners of electric vehicles,” he said.
This fund is part of “Plug in BC”, an initiative of the government of British Columbia, in collaboration with BC Hydro and others, to help lay the groundwork for plug-in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
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Posted by WhiteRockReporter - Johan Sandstrom at 5:28 PM