Principles of accessibility and availability underpin charging expansion plans to ensure half of all kilometres driven in Vancouver are in zero-emissions vehicles by 2030 In the words of Ian Neville, “It’s a win.” Neville is senior sustainability analyst for the City of Vancouver and lead author of its 2016 EV ecosystem strategy. The “win” he’s referring to is last week’s vote by Vancouver city council to adopt the city’s Climate Emergency Action Plan . “It’s the first milestone of a few to get the Climate Emergency Action Plan going,” says Neville. That plan — a comprehensive set of initiatives focused on transportation, buildings and natural carbon sequestration — is designed to help the city meet its goal of reducing emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. EVs front and centre Given that 39 per cent of the city’s emissions are from gas-and diesel-powered vehicles, measures related to electric vehicles and minimizing gas-powered vehicle usage are front and centre. The overarching transportation goal: to ensure that by 2030, 50 per cent of kilometres driven on Vancouver’s roads will be by zero-emissions vehicles. Under that umbrella, new measures include: The City of Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan summary report 2020-2025 Making […]

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