Canadian Manufacturing

Acadia University unveils first EV fast charger, $50K from feds

This EV charger is one of the first fast-charging stations at a university campus in Atlantic Canada

October 9, 2020  by CM Staff

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — The federal government announced a $50,000 investment for Acadia University to install an electric vehicle (EV) charger on campus.

This EV charger is one of the first fast-charging stations at a university campus in Atlantic Canada. The EV charger is now available for public use.

The Town of Wolfville also collaborated on this project.

Kody Blois, member of Parliament, Kings–Hants, said in a statement, “Electric vehicles are an important part of our clean energy future. With the Atlantic Loop mentioned in the Speech from the Throne, Nova Scotia could be off its reliance on coal for electricity generation much sooner. These investments here at Acadia University and in the Town of Wolfville are an important foundation in supporting zero-emission travel and helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Advertisment

The government has provided over $300 million to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers, as well as charging in more localized areas, such as apartment buildings, streets and workplaces.


Print this page

Related Stories