EV & E-Bike Strategy

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The Province of BC has committed to making electric cars more affordable, investing in charging stations, shifting to renewable transportation fuels, and achieving 100% zero-emission new vehicle sales by 2040.

To support the Province’s commitments, the City of Kamloops is developing an Electric Vehicle and Electric Bike Strategy. The strategy will serve as a roadmap to transitioning to electric-powered transportation.

The community is invited to share their ideas on how the City can best support the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and electric bikes (E-bikes) in our community.




What are Electric Vehicles and Electric Bikes?


The Province of BC has committed to making electric cars more affordable, investing in charging stations, shifting to renewable transportation fuels, and achieving 100% zero-emission new vehicle sales by 2040.

To support the Province’s commitments, the City of Kamloops is developing an Electric Vehicle and Electric Bike Strategy. The strategy will serve as a roadmap to transitioning to electric-powered transportation.

The community is invited to share their ideas on how the City can best support the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and electric bikes (E-bikes) in our community.




What are Electric Vehicles and Electric Bikes?

  • EVs are vehicles that are 100% powered by a battery that is plugged in to recharge. Some EVs are plug-in hybrids, which are powered by an electric and internal combustion engine. For the purpose of this strategy, EVs do not include plug-less hybrid vehicles or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
  • E-bikes have two- or three-wheels, a seat, pedals, and an electric motor that cannot power the bike faster than 32 km/hr.

EVs and E-bikes are zero-emission vehicles, which means they produce no tailpipe emissions. They have low operating costs, and EVs are cost-effective when compared to conventional vehicles. EVs and E-bikes will play an important role in contributing to a cleaner, healthier, lower-carbon future for our community.

Why Does the City Need an EV and E-Bike Strategy?

The City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions primarily come from the vehicles on our roads. Increasing the use of electric-powered vehicles could significantly reduce our community’s emissions over time.

The EV and E-Bike Strategy will guide how the City supports the adoption of EVs and E-bikes in Kamloops. The strategy will include targets, policies, and actions related to ways the City can influence EV and E-Bike use, which may potentially include:

  • at home and workplace charging of EVs and E-bikes
  • publicly accessible charging stations
  • electric trucking, goods movement, and transit
  • electric shared mobility (e.g. taxis, car share, future ride-hailing services, etc.)
  • electric active transportation (e.g. E-bikes, electric scooters, etc.)
  • electrify the City’s municipal fleet