Thanks to early leadership by the Regional District of the East Kootenay (RDEK), electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the Kootenay region continues to grow with numerous segments of business, education and the public sector incorporating EVs into their operations.
The leadership in electric travel started in 2018 when the RDEK, along with the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary and Central Kootenay, founded Canada’s first community driven strategy to build a clean transportation network, Accelerate Kootenays, which CEA facilitated.
The award winning initiative paved the way for increased awareness of, and access to EV technology.
CEA was pleased to produce this video series, starting with this conversation with RDEK Board Chair, Rob Gay.
Electrifying rural transportation
Now, five years later, the RDEK was interested in knowing how residents and businesses have incorporated EVs into their lifestyles and operations. Community Energy Association was able to create a video series to showcase some of the amazing ways organizations in the East Kootenays have incorporated EVs and EV charging into their operations. Meet some e-mobility leaders and learn more about their electric mobility journeys...
Meet East Kootenay Leaders in Electric, Low Carbon Transportation
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