Local Gov't Officials Move to Aid Low-Speed Electric Cars in BC

The major obstacle in the 13-municipality capital region is the speed limit, which prohibits low-speed EVs from streets with speed limits greater than 50 km/hr.

Published: 26-Jul-2008

Capital Regional District directors hope to speed up the process of getting slower-moving electric vehicles whirring down local roads.

CRD environment committee members endorsed a proposal to have regional staff work with local municipalities in crafting a model bylaw municipalities could adopt to allow electric vehicles to run on local roads.

The major obstacle in the 13-municipality capital region is the speed limit. According to provincial law, electric vehicles are allowed on municipal streets like any other vehicle as long as the posted speed limit doesn't exceed 50 km/h, and as long as the municipality agrees.

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