Expect to see more electric vehicle charging stations throughout the East Kootenay this Fall.
This from the Head of the Community Energy Association Megan Lohmann, who is working with the RDEK to install charging infrastructure throughout the region.
She says locations for Level two charging stations in Fernie and Kimberley have been confirmed and both communities will see chargers in place before the end of the year.
“The level twos we intend to have installed by the Fall,” Lohmann says. “December 2018 is when the project will be complete, so all of the stations will be in. We will have completed some marketing and communications campaigns and really started to elevate the awareness among the dealers across the Kootenays as well.”
Cranbrook joined the initiative in April, when a DC Fast Charger was installed near the clock tower.
Lohmann says a charging station is expected to be set-up in Kimberley’s downtown. She says the stations in Fernie and Kimberley will be sited in locations with easy access to amenities for visitors and residents.
The Accelerate Kootenays website has a map of the proposed charging station locations throughout the region.
Lohmann expects 53 stations will be installed in 40 communities by December of next year.
(Pictured: Electric Vehicle charging station in Cranbrook)
– Community Energy Association Head, Megan Lohmann
– Jeff Johnson