People on Vancouver Island with hydrogen-powered vehicles can fuel up easier with the first public hydrogen-fuelling station on the Island open in Saanich. Vancouver-based Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation HTEC has partnered with 7-Eleven Canada to open Vancouver Island’s first public hydrogen-fuelling station at an Esso in Saanich. The Saanich station received CAD 500,000 from the Province’s CleanBC Go Electric program and CAD 1 million from Natural Resource Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.Four public hydrogen-fuelling stations are operating in the province in Saanich, Vancouver, Burnaby and North Vancouver. Another station is under development in Kelowna and is expected to open in summer 2022. HTEC has several new stations slated to open soon in BC.Hydrogen fuelling takes three to five minutes for an average-sized tank. The range of light-duty hydrogen-fuel cell electric vehicles is approximately 500 to 750 kilometres.Through its Go Electric programs, the Province is taking measures to ensure the increasing demand for zero-emission vehicles is supported by building the public-charging and hydrogen-fuelling network and through rebates for home and workplace charging infrastructure. B.C. has one of the largest public-charging networks and the first cluster of public hydrogen-fuelling stations in Canada.