Electric charging stations plug into funds

Recharging of, and maintaining mobility for, electric vehicles now made easier...

If you own an electric vehicle or have ever thought of purchasing one, it will now be easier to recharge and keep moving.

Vernon is receiving assistance from the provincial government to install two charging stations for electric cars.

“As an electric vehicle owner myself, it is great to be able to add an increasing number of convenient locations to charge up and make owning an electric vehicle even more attractive than it already is in B.C.,” said Terry Lake, environment minister.

Vernon will receive 75 per cent of the cost through the province up to $4,000 per station.

This program will help kick-start the electric vehicle infrastructure needed to allow drivers more flexible trip options,” said David Marshall, with the Fraser Basin Council.