Summerland’s ice re-surfacer was due for replacement, being kept as a spare replacing the 1976 model. The District of Summerland made the decision to purchase an electric lithium ion machine versus replacing with the traditional propane re-surfacer or the lead acid electric version.
With the Vancouver Airport Authority’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2030, transitioning to a ZEV fleet is necessary.
On May 3rd, 2021, Sooke School District (SD 62) began using the first electric school bus in British Columbia. It is one of two International buses the school district purchased with support from the CleanBC Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive program (SUVI).