CLIMATE ACTION FORUM 1: Plugging Into Accelerate Kootenays – A Community-Driven Electric Vehicle Charging Network

November 22, 2017
11:35 am  -  11:45 am

Through an innovative collaboration, the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay, and East Kootenay adopted an electric vehicle network strategy. Accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean transportation network. By the end of 2018, the project will deploy up to 40 Level 2 and 13 DC Fast Charging stations throughout the rural Kootenay region.

Additionally, a robust and locally relevant marketing and community engagement campaign will connect with the community and car dealers. Capacity building and training will ensure fast and reliable service to the new infrastructure. This $1.5 Million project will transform the connectivity of the region, resulting in accelerated EV adoption and enhanced tourism and economic development.

Facilitator: Dana Wong

Sponsor:

Building SustainABLE Communities Conference Sponsor

Session Category :  Forums