Stakeholder Engagement and Research
The engagement approach at the City involves equal respect between Council’s long term strategic direction, the technical expertise of City administration and the knowledge of stakeholder groups.
In order to develop the strategy, it was important to develop an understanding about the barriers and opportunities to owning and driving electric vehicles. We invited interested stakeholders from industry, utility companies, government, advocacy groups, and businesses to participate in workshops that helped shape the integration of electric vehicles in Edmonton and how to create an environment where electric vehicles can thrive.
The City conducted a survey with Edmonton Insight Community members and a phone survey with Edmontonians to understand barriers and opportunities to electric vehicles. As well, research was done on what other cities and regions are doing to support electric vehicles.