In Nanaimo, there are vehicle charging stations (most are Level 2 but there is one Level3) publicly available. Both the City and Regional District have electric vehicles and charge station in their fleet. There are also a few private electric vehicles around but they are rare. I think, given the existing infrastructure and presence of the technology, that it is viable today. What I think stops larger scale purchases is the limitations of range, carrying capacity and power (lots of pick up trucks on the road) and the cost of each vehicle. I think as technology moves forward, more people will switch. Especially when the cost of oil begins to rise again.