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Electric Vehicle Plan

A City of Surrey electric vehicles sits in a public parking spot for electric vehicle charging.


As part of Surrey's goal for becoming a greener and more sustainable city, the City is considering changes to bylaws and policies to promote and accommodate the increased use of electric vehicles.

Goals of the Planning Process

  • Understand the City’s role in encouraging and supporting electric vehicles.
  • Identify strategies the City can undertake to improve access to charging to make sure people have access to charging locations outside their home.
  • Develop policies to support the installation of electric vehicle chargers in new residential buildings.
  • Contribute to other City objectives, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction, improved mobility options, and land use planning.

Planning Timeline

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  • August 2017 expand
  • Launch survey to gather feedback from the public on what they hope to see for electric vehicle charging.

  • October 2017 expand
  • An update is provided to Council about the progress of the electric vehicle plan.

  • Winter 2017 expand
  • For the rest of 2017, we will be meeting with industry experts, representatives from the development community, other municipalities, local stakeholders, and subject matter experts to gather information on the options available to Surrey and what examples of success have occurred in other places.

  • Early 2018 expand
  • We will report back to City Council in early 2018 with proposed changes to policies and bylaws based upon feedback and research.

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