Plug-in Car Recharging Infrastructure: Case Studies for Municipalities

Time: March 26, Friday 08:30 - 10:00

One of the key impediments to mass adoption of electric cars is the current lack of recharging infrastructure. Another factor is the higher cost of electric and plug-in hybrid cars compared to internal combustion vehicles. Government entities in Canada are using both carrots and sticks to address these concerns. For example, the province of Ontario will provide subsidies of up to $10,000 toward the purchase of electric cars, while Vancouver passed an ordinance mandating that 10 percent of parking spots in new condominiums be outfitted with electric vehicle charging stations. In this panel, we will define the challenges, identify the most effective strategies, examine case studies to help city and other municipal managers devise action plans for installing recharging infrastructure.

Matt Mattila, Consultant, Transportation, Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO, USA (Moderator)
Ben Marans, Manager, Grants and Special Projects, Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Toronto, ON, Canada
Mark Dubois-Phillips, Senior Manager, Technology Development, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, BC Hydro, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Al Cormier, Executive Director, Electric Mobility Canada, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Brian Beck, Project Manager, Sustainability Group, City of Vancouver, BC, Canada