VICTORIA — Electric vehicles are selling in record numbers in British Columbia.
The provincial government said in its 2020 Zero-Emissions Vehicle Update that as of Dec. 30, 2020, more than 54,000 light-duty electric vehicles were registered in the province.
The report, released Tuesday, tracks B.C.'s progress for its zero-emission vehicle targets and the province is on track to exceed the 2025 targets with light-duty electric vehicle sales representing 9.4 per cent of all such vehicle sales last year.
Energy Minister Bruce Ralston says that's the highest reported uptake rate of electric vehicles in North America, making the province a leader in the industry.
B.C. has one of the largest public charging networks and the first cluster of public hydrogen fuelling stations in Canada.