All new gas stations may require alternate fuel offerings

Surrey council pursues bylaw to encourage green transportation.

Surrey council is pursuing a bylaw requiring all new gas stations locating in the city to offer alternate fuel sources

Surrey council is pursuing a bylaw requiring all new gas stations locating in the city to offer alternate fuel sources

Surrey council is pursuing a bylaw requiring all new gas stations locating in the city to offer alternate fuel sources.

Those might include level-three electric vehicle charging, compressed natural gas, hydrogen, or propane.

“Surrey residents spend over a billion dollars a year on energy, with the majority of money being spent on transportation,” said Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “We want to encourage people to choose alternative fuel vehicles, but in order to do that, we need to make the refuelling and recharging stations more accessible.”

Over the past year, the city has consulted various stakeholder groups to gather feedback on the initiative, and further consultation, including a public hearing, will be scheduled.

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Surrey North Delta Leader