Two plug-in hybrid vehicle charging stations are available for use at Thompson Rivers University. They are the first charging stations to find a home in Williams Lake.
TRU received the money for the new stations through a $2.7-million community infrastructure fund that has installed 268 charging stations throughout the province. TRU in Williams Lake was given $8,000 to cover the cost of both stations.
Prince George, Houston and Terrace are the only B.C. stations north of Williams Lake, making it an optimal place for users to charge their vehicles. The idea is not only for staff and students, but for visitors and community members attending events. The charging stations are currently operating free of charge and are available to the public.
Depending on the car, electric vehicles can travel between 70km – 130km in a single charge. They are a popular choice in metropolitan areas, but are becoming more common in rural areas as well.