CRD asks for public input on electric vehicle infrastructure

Jun 12, 2018

Victoria, BC - The Capital Regional District (CRD) is kicking off its brand new Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Bicycle (E-bike) Infrastructure Planning Project with a public survey to better understand regional interest in—and opportunities for—new charging infrastructure across the region.

Given growing interest in EV and E-bike technology, staff are working with local municipalities and electoral areas this summer to further understand how the CRD can support the transition to electric transportation. 

Open until July 8, the data collected in this survey will help staff understand the barriers and opportunities for EV and E-bike charging—including priority locations for new charging stations—which will be used to create a best practices guide and model policies for local governments in the region.

To encourage participation, survey entrants will be entered into a draw to win a stay for two at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites in downtown Victoria, including $50 towards dinner, free breakfast and access to two of the hotel’s electric cars for those interested in test-driving this technology.

CRD staff are also hosting an EV-themed Resilient Region breakfast event on Friday, June 15 from 8—9:30am in Saanich for all residents interested in learning more about EVs, E-bikes and their associated infrastructure. 

Serving the region as a hub and facilitator on both climate mitigation and adaptation issues, the CRD’s Climate Action Program is leading this project on behalf of the region’s municipalities and electoral areas. Targeted engagement with local developers will also be carried out as part of the CRD’s data-collection process.

For more information and to complete the survey, please visit For the Resilient Region event details, please visit

For more information on the CRD's Regional and Corporate climate action strategies, please visit:

Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at


For media inquiries, please contact:
Melanie Tromp Hoover, Communications Supervisor    
CRD Environmental Services
Tel: 250.360.3287
Cell: 250.818.1489