Go Electric Public Charging and Hydrogen Fuelling Infrastructure
Public fast charging and hydrogen fuelling networks are intended to support the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in B.C. by providing increased infrastructure options within regions with high ZEV adoption while also providing mobility options across the province.
The build-out of the fast charging and the hydrogen fuelling network in B.C. is being delivered through partnerships between the Province of British Columbia, the hydrogen industry, BC Hydro, FortisBC, local governments, industry and academic institutions.
In 2019/2020 the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation commissioned two reports that build on the 2018 B.C. DCFC Network Study, which outlined a core network of fast charging stations for geographic connectivity. These additional reports estimate the amount of fast charging infrastructure as well as locations for a core network of light-duty hydrogen fuelling stations to allow travel in a fuel cell electric vehicle throughout B.C.
A summary of both these reports can be found in the British Columbia Public Light-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Study (PDF, 15.8MB) (published May 2021). This document outlines public fast charging and hydrogen fuelling stations estimated to support geographic coverage and provide adequate capacity for light-duty ZEVs across all of B.C. by 2040.
To access the full hydrogen fuelling study, click on the following link: British Columbia Light-Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Network Study (PDF, 3.2MB).
Previous strategies for informing public fast charging network development include:
- Charging Infrastructure Gap Analysis (PDF, 3.61MB ). Published August 2015, this document identified, based on studies of the sector and market analyses, where provincial investments and policies can have the most impact.
- British Columbia DCFC Network Study: Core Network for Geographic Connectivity (PDF, 870.86KB) In June 2018, an analysis of DCFC stations was completed for B.C. The study analysed stations required for an initial core network to ensure geographic coverage for ZEV drivers across the province.