BC Hydro has expanded the number of electric vehicle charging stations, but it will be a longer wait for northern BC drivers yet.
The utility says phase 2 of its fast-charging network added 28 new stations in addition to the 30 installed in 2016.
The vast majority are in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, while two stations have been added to the Britton Creek rest area on the Coquihalla Highway, allowing drivers to charge up before heading to the Southern Interior or to the Kootenays
Phase 3 of the program will see the network extended north from Kamloops to Prince George.
The fast-charging network will eventually make its way to Prince Rupert, but BC Hydro says that’s in phase 4 of the plan which is still a couple of years away.