Commercial Vehicle Pilots Program Funded Projects
To date, the Province has contributed funding to 20 projects through the Commercial Vehicle Pilots (CVP) program. In total 54 vehicles have or will be funded for a total Commercial Vehicle Pilot Program contribution of $17,291,970.39.
Below are some examples of projects that have been funded under Funding Calls 1 and 2. Although projects like the ones listed below may be considered in future Funding Calls, the Program is encouraging applications that are:
- Deploying on-road class 3 and 5 vehicles; or
- Deploying locomotives, marine vessels, aircraft, and off-road vehicles or equipment; or
- Located in the Nechako and Northeast economic regions of British Columbia.
Funding Call 1
Seaspan Ferries Corporation
Seaspan Ferries Corporation will procure two battery powered trucks for ferry cargo loading and unloading operations. The project also includes installation of a dedicated charging system and modifications of electrical infrastructure on-site.
Provincial funding: $172,076.53 from CVP
Canadian National Railway
CN Rail will deploy two battery electric Class 8 drayage trucks for operation in Vancouver.
Provincial funding: $343,145.33 from CVP
City of Vancouver
The City of Vancouver will replace a 20-year old rear loading refuse truck and two aerial trucks with one battery electric Class 8 refuse truck and two battery electric Class 7 aerial lift trucks. The project includes two Level 2 chargers.
Provincial funding: $857,040.20 from CVP
City of Victoria
The City of Victoria is replacing a diesel fueled fire truck with an all-electric fire engine. The project includes a portable 25kW charger.
Provincial funding: $577,251.67 from CVP
7 Generation Capital Corp. with Second Closet Incorporated
7 Generation will purchase one DC Fast Charger to support five Class 6 battery electric trucks performing delivery services around the Greater Vancouver region.
Provincial funding: $173,976.13 from CVP
DP World will retrofit a mobile (rubber-tired gantry) crane operating at the Port of Vancouver by replacing its diesel engine with a hydrogen fuel cell and a lithium-ion battery energy storage system.
Provincial funding: $510,679.00 from CVP
Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation (HTEC)
HTEC will deploy four zero-emission fuel cell yard trucks, that will be fueled at a new containerized hydrogen fueling station.
Provincial funding: $2,535,933.00 from CVP
Gat Leedm Logistic Ltd. and Port of Prince Rupert
Gat Leedm Logistic Ltd. will be procuring three battery electric Class 8 trucks for moving containers between Ridley Island and the Port of Prince Rupert. The project includes the installation of two charging stations.
Provincial funding: $914,323.33 from CVP
Funding Call 2
Kruger Energy will procure four battery electric Class 8 trucks for use in making deliveries between their mill and warehouse in New Westminster to end user customers. The project includes four Level 2 chargers.
Provincial funding: $1,049,126.96 from CVP
Canadian National Railway
CN Rail will be replacing one diesel locomotive with a hybrid locomotive alongside two charging stations placed in Prince George and Chetwynd.
Provincial funding: $3,230,533.33 from CVP
Seaforth Environmental Limited
Seaforth Environmental Service Ltd. will build an electric tugboat to be stationed at their terminal in Burnaby. The project includes two charging stations.
Provincial funding: $747,834.56 from CVP
Teck Coal will purchase two electric coach buses and develop electrical infrastructure to support two Level 3 DC fast chargers. The buses will be used to transport workers between Fernie, Sparwood and their job site in the East Kootenays.
Provincial funding: $954,583.33 from CVP
Diversified Transportation is procuring ten battery electric school buses for operation within the Prince George school district. The project will also include ten charging stations.
Provincial funding: $1,126,383.75 from CVP
Golder Spruce Nurseries
Golden Spruce nurseries is replacing a diesel wheel loader with an electric one to move soil, pallets, large plants and load/unload vehicles onsite in Langley. The project includes one DC 30kW charger.
Provincial funding: $147,023.58 from CVP
Seaspan Ferries intends to retrofit and replace batteries on two roll-on/roll-off hybrid ferries operating between Delta and Surrey, and Vancouver Island. The project will also install shore power and three charging stations.
Provincial funding: $2,723,981.67 from CVP
Rowing British Columbia
Rowing British Columbia will procure six outboard motors for pilot testing by select clubs. The project will include the installation of three dedicated power outlets at docks.
Provincial funding: $90,098.00 from CVP
Whiskey Jack Transportation and Technologies (#1)
Whiskey Jack plans to acquire three battery electric vehicles, including two shuttle buses and one Class 8 truck. The project includes one portable electric charger and a portable electric mobile trailer. The vehicles will be used to transport people and supplies to filmset around the province.
Provincial funding: $419,861.01from CVP
Whiskey Jack Transportation and Technologies (#2)
Whiskey Jack plans to acquire one Class 3 passenger van, one Class 4 shuttle bus, one Class 8 tractor, one portable 30kW mobile charger and one portable electric trailer. The vehicles will be used to transport people and supplies to filmset around the province.
Provincial funding: $429,753.23from CVP
West Fraser Mills
West Fraser Mills Ltd. is replacing its conventional fossil fuel powered forklifts with three electric forklifts for operation at multiple sites within the Cariboo economic region. The project will include three charging stations.
Provincial funding: $250,702.11 from CVP
City of Vernon
The City of Vernon is converting two propane-powered ice resurfacers to electric-power ones. The project will include two charging stations.
Provincial funding: $37,664.67 from CVP