Economic and technical contexts of electric vehicle-to-building bi-directional charging
To understand the value streams vehicle-to-building (V2B) can provide, it is essential to understand the scale of energy storage that EV batteries can offer with high EV adoption rates in British Columbia. This report was produced by Amaiya Khardenavis, UBC Sustainability Scholar, as part of the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program, a partnership between the University of British Columbia and various local governments and organizations in support of providing graduate students with opportunities to do applied research on projects that advance sustainability across the region.
This project was conducted under the mentorship of the Community Energy Association.View / Download File
Class 2-4 Trucks Landscape in Canada
CEA researched how many medium duty vehicles (F250-F450 and equivalents) are registered across Canada, how many are used for various kinds of businesses, and where the opportunities are to reduce emissions in this sector.
The fleets in this sector are focused on electrification to deliver emissions reductions. We engaged with the vehicle registration entity in each province and obtained registration data for key provinces. The report identifies specific opportunities for Natural Resources Canada to support emissions reduction and highlights local government opportunities as well.View / Download File
ZEV Story Toolkit
The ZEV Story Toolkit equips local and regional governments to be the designers and delivery agents of quality, creative communications materials in order to improve awareness and increase ZEV adoption in their community. The toolkit includes a guide as well as examples and templates to walk local governments from project conception through to creating communications materials.View / Download File
EV Experience Videos
Why is home energy efficiency important and how can it be achieved in every new build? The Community Energy Association has created several short videos through the “Building a Legacy” initiative to address this question.
In addition to topics like Becoming an Energy Advisor and Improving Performance Through Air-Tightness, there are case studies of high performing homes, interviews with builders and home owners, and an analysis of how Kimberley, BC, transformed its local building industry.Download Video
#RuralEV Mobile Showcase Report
The #RuralEV Mobile Showcase was a 2-year initiative to bring the experience of EVs to residents across the Kootenays. This graphic report summarizes outcomes of the project as well as the various elements of the campaign.View / Download File
Accelerate Kootenays Graphic Report
Canada’s first community driven collaborative strategy to build a clean transportation network was completed in 2019. The 3-year, $1.89 million project brought together multiple partners with varying expertise to transform a rural region into one that facilitates EV travel to and within the region. This report summarizes the key achievements of the project and the related the impacts and outcomes.View / Download File
Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector
This is a practical guide for local governments and policy makers on commercial transportation market transformation. The guide covers technologies and policy options for local governments as well as key levers provincial and federal governments have to accelerate emissions reductions and transform commercial vehicle markets.View / Download File
EV Charging Planning Workshop Deck
This guide highlights lessons learned from local government EV planning & implementation processes under BC’s Clean Energy Vehicle program.View / Download File
Planning for EV Charging Infrastructure Toolkit
Fuel Efficiency for Municipal Fleets
This handbook compiles the latest fuel efficiency and fleet management information in a concise fashion, and provides fleet managers and staff with tangible, implementable approaches to fuel and GHG emission reductions.View / Download File