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BC CLEAR Projects 2012-2013 (funding start dates) > Transportation Options for Clean Air: Electric Vehicles in BC Communities

Transportation Options for Clean Air: Electric Vehicles in BC Communities

posted on 7:16 PM, July 6, 2016

Project Leader: Alison Bailie

Helping local governments understand the potential for electric vehicles to improve air quality in their communities is the objective of this study. The Pembina Institute will quantify the potential reductions in air emissions, including greenhouse gases, and share stories of everyday driving. Researchers will document stories of electric vehicles adoption in BC communities through interviews with owners of electric vehicles. A video will be produced as a resource for local governments that are considering support for electric vehicle adoption as part of their own clean air actions. Researchers will also estimate and model air quality impacts of electric vehicle adoption for three BC communities. If the research demonstrates that air quality benefits are significant, it will help motivate local governments to encourage electric vehicle adoption in their communities.

Read the final report.

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About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

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FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

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