In 2018, the Accelerate Kootenays network was completed. The program deployed 46 Level 2 and 13 DCFCs in communities across the Kootenays with local governments as the partners. Since 2018 EV ownership by Kootenay residents, and visits to our region by EV tourists, has ballooned! In order to ensure convenient charging options for residents and tourists alike - and with collaborative support again from the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay and East Kootenay - we are thrilled to launch Accelerate Kootenays 2.0! As part of the Kootenay Clean Energy Transition, this funding program will fill in gaps in our region, improve connectivity and further energize travel to and within the Kootenays.

 
Eligible Applicants

Funding is available for:

  Municipalities and Regional Districts

  Private businesses

  Public organizations

  Indigenous communities

  Non-profit organizations

 
Available Funding
 
Funding has been secured for the supply and install of 90 Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations, with a minimum of 2 chargers at each location where the criteria listed below is met. Funding through this program is provided as a reimbursement, 50% of costs up to a total of $5,000 per level 2 installed and can be stacked with other funding programs.

The maximum disbursement per applicant is capped at $100,000, for example, a maximum of 20 Level 2 chargers.
 

Siting Criteria

Eligible site hosts are invited to identify suitable locations throughout the Kootenay and Boundary regions.

In addition to the criteria listed on the following page, applications will be evaluated based on the geographical distribution to ensure robust, and comprehensive travel routes are well established.
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