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Electric Vehicle Toolkit
Overview of the EV Toolkit
As both electric vehicles and charging infrastructure are in the early adoption phase of market transformation, there is a need to both standardise and educate about the deployment process within a provincial context. The EV toolkit has been developed to provide information and resources related to charging infrastructure installation for electric vehicles. The EV toolkit includes links to key resources to help plan, purchase and install charging stations. The toolkit includes resources from the Province of B.C. and will be updated on an ongoing basis.
List of Eligible charging stations and suppliers - Level 2 EVSE (Updated January 14, 2012)
- Each EV charging station installed under the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund must be selected from the eligible stations list. The EVSEs included in this List have been determined to meet the minimum requirements for public and fleet Level 2 EVSEs to be funded under the CCI Fund. Nevertheless, inclusion in this List is not an endorsement of any one product by the Province of B.C. or the Fraser Basin Council.
If you are a company that manufacturers and/or sells EVSE, and if you have a product that you believe may be eligible under the program and is not currently included on the list, please fill in the Qualification Form and return to the address on the form. Your application will be reviewed and, if eligible, your product will be added to the list.
Level 2 Station Location Process (TIPS resource from UBC) (Updated July 20, 2012)
This document illustrates the process of situating Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the local jurisdiction. The process has been broken down into 5 steps: reviewing the Level 2 Framework, its objectives and priorities; determine potential station locations; refine targets through analysis; identifying the best Charging Station sites within selected location and finally refining multiple site selections using set of defined criteria. The initial objective to locating stations is to enhance visibility of the EV charging stations and introduce public confidence, reduce range anxiety, and show support for the EV.
List of EVSE Service Providers who offer planning and related services to communities (Updated November 1, 2012)
This resource has been compiled to assist an organization that is wanting to install EVSE by providing a listing of variofus services related to the installation of EVSE (ie planning, engineering, civil, electrical contractors). Nevertheless, inclusion in this List is not an endorsement of any one product by the Province of B.C. or the Fraser Basin Council.
If you are a company that provides services in relation to the installation of EVSE, and if you are interested in being included in the List of EVSE Service Providers, please fill in the Qualification Form and return to the address on the form. Your application will be reviewed and screening requirements are met, your company will be added to the list.
- Signage standards and templates for use at MURB stations
- There is no mandatory signage for MURB charging stations. Templates will be provided for non-mandatory use by proponents.
- Information panel templates will also be provided for non-mandatory use by proponents.
- Signage standards and templates for use at community charging stations
Through the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund (CCI Fund), approximately 570 Level (240V) charging stations are being installed in various communities across the province. Ensuring these new stations are deployed in conjunction with common signage that provides clear and consistent messaging will be an important aspect of helping both EV owners and the general public understand what this new infrastructure is, how to find it, and impose parking restrictions as appropriate.
The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has developed an Electric Vehicle Signage Package, which includes both way finding signage, and signage to be installed at the parking stall where an EV charging station will be installed.
There will also be a requirement for CCI Fund recipients to install outreach and education boards in the immediate vicinity of the charging station. These boards are being finalized now, and will be provided at no additional charge to CCI Fund applicants in early 2013.
- Mandatory and Optional Signage Requirements for CCI Fund (Updated February 27, 2013)
- Complete Electric Vehicle Signage Package (Updated February 27, 2013)
- Package of Signage AI Graphics (ZIP file) (Updated February 27, 2013)
- Sign Suppliers [external link] - Note: It is not a mandatory requirement to use a sign supplier from this list. This list is only being provided as a resource to assist CCI Fund applicants in finding a supplier for signage requirements.
- NEW Pavement Marking Template (with Green Background) (Updated January 28, 2013)
- NEW Pavement Marking Template (Symbol only - white on pavement) (Updated January 28, 2013)
- Community and Business Case Studies on L2 EVSE Installations (Updated June 22, 2012)
The following Case Studies provide basic information, including costing for EVSE that have already been installed:
- On October 30th, 2012, PlugIn BC hosted a webinar where each of the eligible EVSE Vendors provided a brief product overview of their eligible product lines. The presentations from this webinar can be accessed below:
Online maps or mobile applications that will identify community charging stations in B.C.