BC Hydro looking for British Columbia EV owners for digital campaign

13 Responses

  1. Andrew dearing says:

    Would be interested, Have a 2019 Hyundai ionic ev, this is our primary vehicle, We live in Harrison hot springs

  2. alistair says:

    Not yet bought one, but have the wiring in place for a charger and put solar panels in 2 years ago in readiness also……Coldstream

  3. Ray Seller says:

    Would love to share how happy we are with our EV Prius Prime.

  4. b fearn says:

    Drove my EV from Vancouver island to Redstone BC, 200 kms west of Williams Lake. In WL only 1 charger @ 200 volts and 12 amps. 12 hrs 55 minutes to charge so I could get to Redstone and back to WL. Several BC Hydro chargers in Spences Bridge etc. with no signage and no possible connection as BC Hydro picked a connector that was not supplied with my car, Tesla.
    Second charger in WL did not work and call to them was not returned. Not sure why Hydro would pick a connector that the most popular EV does not have. Merritt supercharger delivered 840 kms per hour of charge. Is Hydro faster than that?

  5. Keith Green says:

    We own a Kia Soul, 2018 and JUST LOVE IT. It suits our retired lifestyle and our budget. We live in Langley City.

  6. Jayla Kortlever says:

    I am an EV ambassador and advocate and support zero emission vehicles as an avenue to support global climate change. Owning an EV has been one of the best things I have done! Please keep me posted on your trip to Nanaimo, B.C.

  7. Jayla says:

    I am an EV ambassador and advocate as an avenue to support global climate change. Owning an EV has been one of the best things I have done! Please keep me posted on your EV adventure to the coastal city of Nanaimo, B.C.

  8. being a automotive technician for over 40 yrs and owning 9 cars i think i could provide insight into changing to a EV – both on the technical and owners side – have a BMW I3

  9. Andrew Penny says:

    I drive a 2018 Nissan Leaf every day from Township of Langley to Delta and back. We feel we just had to step up and do our part for the environment. It costs us a lot up front but it’s worth it. I like being green and the Township of Langley is a very green community to live in
    TOL if also fully behind EV and have lots of free chargers to help us out close to our home. I charge up on Thursdays at the BC Hydo Powerteck labs wow what a place. Next I would like to put solar pannels on our roof.

  10. Tom says:

    I own a hyundai ioniq ev and I am very very pleased with the car !! I hope that people thinking about switching to ev ,please do so ! Test drive one , doesn’t matter what brand you will fall in love with it !!!!

  11. Gwen Allard says:

    I am an EV owner..do you know that Vancouver island does not stop at naniamo or Campbell river?? There are a few of us in the north island I would love to add some info to you about my EV.

  12. Alan Osborne says:

    Wish BC Hydro had a communication channel available for getting feedback from EV owners, so I wouldn’t have to resort to posting here…

    DC Fast Charge stations are becoming a gong show, with far too many EV owners ignoring charging and parking time limits, unplugging other people’s EVs to charge their own, rude behaviour, etc.

    BC Hydro needs to implement a number of changes that mitigate the behaviour of loathsome people who don’t follow etiquette or rules, ignore posted signs, and basically act purely out of self interest…

    – Put in place a software imposed charging limit, whereby the charger (EVSE) automatically stops charging a given vehicle after one hour of charging
    – Charge for electricity at a reasonable cost of $0.20 / kWh. Time based charging is unfair, since owners of EVs that can charge faster will pay less per kWh
    – Let people pay by credit card as an option – insisting on GreenLots, ChargePoint, BC Hydro, FLO, etc cards/apps is just stupid! Another option would be to partner up with the Compass Card program, if credit card processing isn’t supported in the software
    – Track the VIN numbers of cars that have charged over the previous 24 hours and prevent those same EVs from charging again until 24 hours has passed since the most recent charge of that vehicle
    – Tow any vehicle that has parked in a designated EV charging spot, if it has been there for more than the permitted 1 hour of charging.
    – Immediately tow any vehicle that is not an EV, as well as any EV that is parked in a charging spot, unattended, but not actively charging
    – Install a web cam at each charging station and put a notice on the machine to notify people that they will be fined $500 if they unplug the charging handle from a vehicle that is not their own

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