March 14, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) Today Vancouver City Council approved the recommendations made in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Ecosystem Program Update, which focus on accelerating EV adoption, growing the public charging network, and ensuring that EVs can be charged at all new residential parking stalls. The actions will help reduce carbon pollution and improve air quality by increasing opportunities for residents to move away from fossil fuel vehicles in Vancouver.
Greenest City and Climate Change
March 9, 2018 (Vancouver, B.C.) - Next week, Vancouver City Council will vote on a report from City staff that outlines a massive expansion of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across Vancouver to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles. If approved, Vancouver will be one of the first cities globally to require new residential buildings to be 100 per cent EV ready, meaning that all parking spots—excluding visitor parking—must be equipped with charging infrastructure, a significant increase over the current requirement of 20 per cent.
This morning the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board and Clean Energy Canada marked the summer solstice by launching Solar Now, a renewable energy demonstration project. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe and Merran Smith from Clean Energy Canada, unveiled a new solar panel installation at the Creekside Paddling Centre as part of the project.