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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.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350