BC Hydro

Web App for Electric Vehicle Benefits
Our team took an agile approach to creating a web app that shows people how an electric vehicle would fit their life.

BC Hydro provides 4 million customers with reliable power, with 30 hydro plants and over 300 substations across the province. As part of their mission to inform their customers, they wanted a custom app designed to show the benefits and costs of driving an electric vehicle. 

The Challenge

BC Hydro needed a tool that gave hard numbers while delighting and inspiring users to look at purchasing an electric vehicle for themselves. To bring their idea to life in time for the Vancouver International Auto Show, we took an agile approach to the app design and development for a quick turnaround.

How We Helped

Our goal was to create a unique experience for iPads that would engage anyone who wanted to know more about driving an electric vehicle in BC—  showing nearby charging stations, myth-busting facts, and comparisons between electric and gas vehicle costs and savings.

Upanup's design team worked closely with BC Hydro for a solution that would fit seamlessly with their comprehensive brand standards and the look-and-feel of their trade show booth.

Our designers and developers worked quickly to design and build the app in tandem. We tested the app with people interested in electric vehicles but unfamiliar with the project, to mimic the experience of the upcoming Auto Show. These interactions cued tweaks to the design that add to a great user experience.

Screenshot from the app - green hill
Project Features
Custom Solutions
Custom-designed and built app resource for us in trade show booths, on-the-road events and more.
User-Focused Designs
Tested with key stakeholders and potential users to design-for-the-user.
Quick Turn-Around
Some projects need a quick start and a quick end approach - we can do that!
The Result

BC Hydro's new app is easy-to-use, beautifully designed, and supports the organization's work to inform the public of savings and incentives available in BC. The web app was an impactful tool for the Vancouver International Auto Show and their team can repurpose and share the app for events going forward.

Image source: Vancouver International Auto Show

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