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The Power of Partnership: Government, Industry, NGO Driving Electric Vehicle Adoption in British Columbia

The Power of Partnership: Government, Industry, NGO Driving Electric Vehicle Adoption in British Columbia

April 6, 2020

Background
The New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) was invited to submit an Abstract research paper for the 33rd Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS33) Portland, Oregon, June 14 – 17, 2020. While the Symposium was cancelled due to COVID-19, the NCDA’s Abstract paper was accepted by presenters and the judging committee. See read your copy of the Abstract, download below.

Abstract Summary
A decade ago, the notion of electric vehicle (EV) sales making a dent in British Columbia’s new car market was viewed by many as a just that – a notion. Today, much has changed because of an approach based on partnerships and collaboration. The CleanBC Go Electric Program (formerly the Clean Energy Vehicle Program) was launched to address key barriers such as vehicle cost, charging and refuelling infrastructure, and public awareness. Partner organizations including the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA), provincial and local governments shared their support and commitment to produce substantial results, making BC one of the world leaders in EV adoption.

View the abstract here.

Author
Blair Qualey, President & CEO
New Car Dealers Association of BC
380-8029 199th Street
Langley, BC V2Y 0E2
bqualey@newcardealers.ca

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