Vancouver City council votes on a staff report next week that, if approved, will see Vancouver become one of the 1st cities in the world that would require new residential buildings to be 100% electric ready.
The report calls for all parking spots - excluding visitor parking - to be equipped with charging infrastructure, a significant increase over the current required 20%.
The report also recommends building more Fast Charging hubs and creating reserved parking stalls for zero-emission vehicles at city owned EasyPark lots.
The city's goal is to be 100% renewably powered by 2050, but it can't be done without providing the infrastucture people need in order to make the transition.
Vancouver has the largest municipal fleet of 30 electric vehicles in Canada, powered by more than 70 city owned charging stations, which are among the most heavily used in the province and electric vehicle sales are projected to steadily increase - 70% year over year from 2011.
With more electric vehicles on the road, the city says the need for convenient charging stations is greater than ever.
Do you currently own an electric vehicle? Do you plan on buying one?
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