British Columbia has seen substantial growth in EV uptake, from 5,000 light-duty EVs registered in B.C. in 2016 to more than 85,000 in 2022. B.C. has the one of the highest uptake rates of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in North America. In the first half of 2022, EVs made up 16.4% of new light-duty passenger vehicles sold in the province and has one of the largest public charging networks, as well as the first cluster of public hydrogen-fuelling stations, in Canada.
As of March 2022, there are more than 3,000 public charging stations in B.C., including more than 750 fast-charging stations.