Victoria Company to Conduct EV Battery Research

Victoria Company to Conduct EV Battery Research

Rainhouse Manufacturing, in partnership with Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. and the University of Victoria, will receive $200,000 from the British Columbia government for a project to design, test and certify battery packs to be used in the manufacture of electric vehicles.

The funds are part of the provincial government’s $1.5-billion StrongerBC plan for post-pandemic economic recovery.

“This multi-sector initiative will increase manufacturing diversity in B.C., boost the emerging market of battery technology, drive the local economy, and support green technologies in many areas,” said Rainhouse president Ray Brougham.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance of our manufacturing sector for the critical made-in-B.C. goods and jobs it provides in every region of the province,” said Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation.