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New electric vehicle chargers coming to Oakville, Ont.

The feds are providing $220,000 to add 44 electric vehicle (EV) chargers

August 12, 2020  by CM Staff

OAKVILLE, Ont. — The federal government has announced $220,000 to add 44 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Oakville, Ont., to help establish a network of EV charging stations in high-traffic spaces.

Funding for this project comes from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, which is part of the federal government’s target to have 100% of passenger vehicle sales be zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

“We are providing greener options for Canadians to drive where they want to go. This is how we get to net-zero by 2050,” said Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, in a prepared statement.

Mayor Rob Burton, Town of Oakville, added, “Oakville has one of the highest electric vehicle ownerships per capita in Ontario, and providing easy access for electric vehicles through the Zero-Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program will help decrease Oakville’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. The Town of Oakville is proud to partner with the federal government to work toward a net-zero future.”

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