The City of Vancouver approved a $3 million budget for the adoption of the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem strategy during Wednesday’s Council meeting.
The strategy is part of the City’s goal to achieve 100% renewable transportation before 2050 and will increase the number of charging stations for electric vehicles in the city.
There are currently 3,000 electric vehicles in Metro Vancouver. By 2050, it is estimated there could be 300,000 electric vehicles registered in the region.
The long-term goal of the strategy will be to provide home charging stations for personal electric vehicles. In the interim, neighbourhood-based charging hubs will allow people a place to conveniently recharge their electric cars.
Vancouver City Council also approved the adoption of the revised Greenest City Fund for 2017-2020, which will include annual grant funding of $250,000 to support sustainability initiatives in Vancouver neighbourhoods.