Electric vehicles are rare in Summerland, but Mayor Janice Perrino expects that to change if the community receives the funding to set up charging stations.
At the last municipal council meeting on June 25, council passed a resolution to apply for a grant to pay three-quarters of the cost of installing three electric vehicle charge stations in the community.
“This is the beginning,” Perrino said. “We’ll be one of the first communities in the province to have it.”
She said electric vehicles will likely become more common in the community if the stations are approved.
“If we get the plug-ins, they will come.” she said.
If the funding is approved, the stations must be completed by March 31, 2013 and must be kept in service for at least five years.
The locations of the stations must also appear on online maps or mobile applications.