Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In the September issue, we asked local governments about EV charging stations. Specifically, do you have them and what do you charge?

The survey yielded results from 26% of BC local governments. Of the local governments that responded, nearly 70% currently operate EV charging stations and an additional 16% plan to add this feature within a year.

42.9% Operate No Fee EV Charging Stations
26.5% Operate Fee EV Charging Stations
16.0% No Current EV Charging Station with Plans to Implement 2021/2022
59.0% Plan to Add More EV Charging Stations

The administration of the EV stations varied significantly among local governments. Some local governments charge fees directly, some others receive net revenues, and some rent space to providers.

The most common providers of EV charging services by respondents were Flo by Fortis and ChargePoint. Local governments reported fees charged:

  • Flo charges local government 15% of fees collected, while fees for maintenance of the infrastructure varied between local governments.
  • ChargePoint charges local government 10% of fees collected, while fees for maintenance of the infrastructure varied between local governments.

There were other providers with shared revenue models mentioned, each by one local government. These providers were AddEnergie, Chargelab and MoTi. And, of the local governments who rent space only to companies for installed chargers, reported relationships with BC Hydro and Tesla.

Fees charged for Level 2 chargers varied amongst local governments:

36% $1.00/Hour
27% $2.00/Hour
36% $1.00/Hour for 2 Hours, $2.00 - $5.00/Hour Thereafter

 

Thank you to all who participated in this questionnaire. The online Forum is a great place to continue the conversation.

If you have a topic for a future quarterly question please contact us.

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