COUNCIL CUT: Tentative support for more EV chargers

Council is instructing District staff to tell the Squamish Alternative Energy Group what information citizens could gather that would be of use to the municipality for adding more electric vehicle chargers.

This direction, made during a May 7 meeting, stops short of creating a committee dedicated to the matter, which is what the Alternative Energy Group’s founder, Matt Blackman was seeking.

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It’s hoped Blackman and other concerned residents will gather information showing where and how the District can install more electric vehicle chargers.

They can then pitch those ideas to council at a later time.

During the meeting, Blackman told council that the rising popularity of electric vehicles combined with Squamish’s increasing fame as tourist destination will prompt a need for more public chargers.

If the chargers aren’t there, the District and local businesses could lose out on tourism opportunities, he said.

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