The Commercial and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Survey

The Commercial and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Survey is being conducted by Navius Research on behalf of BC Hydro, a Crown corporation and primary electric utility in British Columbia.

You can access the survey by clicking here.

Information about the survey is available below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at or contact Sanjay De Soysa from BC Hydro at

Why is the survey being conducted?

Navius Research has been contracted by BC Hydro to characterize the on-road commercial and heavy-duty vehicles operating in British Columbia. Because of ongoing improvements in vehicle batteries, it is becoming feasible to run an increasing variety of commercial and heavy-duty vehicles on electricity. BC Hydro wants to understand the needs of commercial and heavy-duty vehicle owners and operators so that it can support customers who may adopt electric vehicles.

Data confidentiality and anonimity

We believe there is minimal risk to participating in this study. The information you provide will not be individually identifiable in the raw data or final analyses that are produced. Your individual data will not be used outside the scope of this project and will not be sold to other third parties, i.e., your data will never be used to perform market or competitive analyses by Navius Research for clients (Navius does not engage in business strategy consulting) nor will it be sold to third parties.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about how we will maintain the confidentiality and anonymity of participants.

Challenges with accessing data

We realize that it might be difficult to access some of the information that we ask about in our survey. We appreciate you providing whatever information you can. If you are unsure about some of the numbers you provide, please indicate your uncertainty with a note, and/or explain this uncertainty to us in the follow-up phone call. An educated guess is often more useful than no response. As well, a partially completed survey is more useful than no information at all.