Accessibility required: Municipalities pushing to make accessible EV chargers the norm

As EV ownership becomes widespread, the lack of accessible charging infrastructure is emerging as a critical gap in station planning and design. Now at least two municipalities say it’s time to make it right

NRCan targets Indigenous-led EV charging and zero-emission vehicle awareness in two new calls for proposals

Projects will be funded through NRCan’s ZEVIP and ZEVAI programs, to promote access to electric vehicle charging and raising awareness about EVs and clean fuels in Indigenous communities

Northwest Territories tackles EV affordability, access to charging in new action plan

Over $2.26 million from the N.W.T.’s latest Energy Action Plan will go towards initiatives including new rebate programs for e-bikes, snowmobiles and electric boats as well as charging infrastructure across the territory

BC Hydro emphasizes EV charger accessibility with new designs, retrofits on existing stations

BC Hydro — following Hydro-Québec’s lead — announces they are changing the design of both old and new electric vehicle charging stations to improve accessibility for users with mobility limitations

“Canada’s Car” Project Arrow inspires an annual accessible vehicle design competition spin-off

While the original Project Arrow vehicle heads into the final stages of assembly, its spirit is now serving as an inspiration to post-secondary students across Canada in an annual challenge to imagine the vehicle of the future, this time with accessibility in mind

New report aids municipal efforts to mandate EV-readiness in residential buildings

As more municipalities plan bylaws to ensure new single and multi-unit residential buildings are wired for EV charging, a Clean Air Partnership report analyzes costs and design strategies and finds making new buildings EV ready is far cheaper than retrofits