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BCIT awarded $1.7 million to address barriers to electric vehicle adoption

Project will demonstrate EV infrastructure solutions that improve interoperability issues, grid efficiencies and drivers’ charging experience. Federal funding for this project was provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program, with BCIT, FLO | AddÉnergie, the City of New Westminster, IBX Data Systems and Sun Country Highway also investing in the project, bringing the total funding amount over $4.1 million.

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row of electric vehicle charging stations

BCIT’s Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team is working on research, development and demonstration (RD&D) initiatives aimed at solutions that will reduce barriers to the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs). These projects will build on a recently completed renewable (solar PV) energy generation, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure project called Energy OASIS, located at BCIT’s Burnaby campus.