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Canada raising awareness for electric vehicles in Yukon

The federal government announced $48,500 in funding for the Government of Yukon

March 9, 2020   by CM Staff

On March 9, the federal government announced $48,500 in funding for the Government of Yukon to raise awareness about zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) to help Yukoners transition to a clean energy future.

The funding supports the first-ever EV Discovery Day, which included a trade show featuring local dealers and owners highlighting electric vehicles as viable options in northern climates. The initiative also included an educational exhibit at the Yukon Transportation Museum and promotional materials near existing charging stations.

EV Discovery Day was organized in partnership with the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Transportation Museum, whose joint contributions bring the project’s total funding to $97,000.

“Investments such as this will help Yukoners make greener choices, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, bringing us closer to a zero-emission future,” said Larry Bagnell, parliamentary secretary to the minister of Economic Development in a prepared statement.

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