Details from the BC Government Release Below:
A high-tech revolution is dramatically changing how British Columbia moves people and goods in the air, on the land and over the water, supported by government funding for companies that specialize in inventing and advancing zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) technologies.
The CleanBC Go Electric Advanced Research and Commercialization (ARC) program is investing $5 million in a third round of funding to support research, development and demonstration of new made-in-B.C. technologies that contribute to a thriving ZEV sector.
The new technologies span all kinds of transportation, from electric bikes to rail and aviation, and also cover the entire ZEV sector, including infrastructure, and hydrogen and battery electric vehicles.
Notable projects from the second round of funding included a hydrogen-fuelled dinner cruise boat for use in Vancouver’s harbour; the world’s safest and smartest electric motorcycle using robotics and artificial intelligence; and converting an existing Harbour Air Seaplanes DHC-2 Mk1 Beaver aircraft to be fully electric. Upon certification from Transport Canada, Harbour Air plans to convert all its DHC-2 Mk1 Beavers to be fully electric.
Twenty-one projects have benefited from more than $9 million in funding since the ARC program was announced in 2018. Each of the projects contributes to greater economic development of British Columbia’s ZEV sector, providing good jobs for people and promoting cleaner, healthier technologies.
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 is B.C.’s plan to expand and accelerate climate action, building on the province’s natural advantages – abundant clean electricity, high-value natural resources, and a highly skilled workforce. It sets a path for increased collaboration to build a British Columbia that works for everyone.
Read the full BC Gov news release, here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023EMLI0037-001261
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
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