Electric Vehicles, or EVs, are viewed by many as the future of transport, and with good reason too. While BEVs are more expensive in their initial purchase, their operating cost is only 20% of that of an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) counterpart.
EVs have near enough instant torque, translating to incredibly fast acceleration. EVs are self-charging; when coasting downhill the electric motor converts to a generator and uses the car’s kinetic energy to charge the battery.
The issues that surround EVs are largely to do with its charging infrastructure. While there are charging ports located in Hope, Kamloops, Revelstoke, Golden, Kelowna and Penticton, as well as many Sun Country Highway Charging Stations, the reality is that the infrastructure is not complete in BC, but that is soon to change. The BC Provincial Government is committed to extending the number of chargers available across the province, adding 20 new DC (direct current) Quick Charging stations in the next 2 years.