A pair of electric cars charge at a BC Hydro station located near the Shoppers Drug Mart in Grandview Corners. (Tracy Holmes photo)

A pair of electric cars charge at a BC Hydro station located near the Shoppers Drug Mart in Grandview Corners. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTERS: Surrey pricing structure for EV charging perplexes

Cost of electricity a disincentive to future electric vehicle buyers

Editor:

As a long-time electric vehicle (EV) owner, I am perplexed by the Surrey council’s new pricing structure for public EV charging stations.

Most EVs will charge about a 30-km range in an hour at the level 2 stations.

The city of Surrey now charges $2 for the first hour and $5 per hour thereafter.

At $5, the charge is equal to or in excess of the current gas per litre.

Although most EV owners will cite helping improve the environment as the primary goal, the lesser operating cost over time is a close second. This seems to be quite a disincentive to future sales and a less green future for Surrey.

T. Weber, White Rock

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