BC Sees Rapid Growth in EV ownership

BC Sees Rapid Growth in EV ownership

This week, Clean BC released its first annual report on the progress of British Columbia’s ZEV mandate, revealing that the province had the highest uptake of electric vehicles of any North American jurisdiction.

Among the highlights:

  • Light-duty ZEV sales represented 9.4% of all new light-duty vehicle sales in B.C.
  • There were 54,469 light-duty ZEVs registered in B.C. as of December 30, 2020.
  • BC has one of Canada’s largest public charging networks with over 2,500 public charging stations.  

Bruce Ralston, BC’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation also stated, “British Columbians are choosing ZEVs, and we’re investing in the supports needed to meet the increasing demand while moving toward our CleanBC goals. It is clear that British Columbians are eager to Go Electric”.

You can find the report in its entirety here: