The Regional District, together with the City of Prince George, UNBC and Northern Health partnered on the purchase of a Nissan Leaf 100 per cent electric car in 2012. The project aims to create awareness about the use of electric vehicles and demonstrate a commitment to green energy.
The $44,000 vehicle and four charging stations were purchased with funds from the Community Works Fund. Each partner uses the car for three months per year, and shares the cost of maintenance and insurance. The Regional District's Corporate Climate Change Action Plan includes a vehicle right-sizing strategy to help minimize greenhouse gas emissions and maximize energy conservation.