New electric vehicle chargers coming to the Township of King
Federal funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program
KING, ON, March 8, 2021 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada announced a $200,000 investment to install 20 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in public places across the Township of King.
This investment will encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by providing Ontarians with more options to charge and drive their vehicles where they live, work and play.
“Canadians want greener options to get to where they need to go,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., minister of Natural Resources in a prepared statement. “We’re giving these to them. This is how we get to net zero by 2050.”
Federal funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, which is supporting the government’s ambitious target to have all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada be zero-emission vehicles by 2040. The Township of King also provided funding, bringing the total cost of the project to over $536,000.
The government has invested over $600 million to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure readily available. This includes creating a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and charging in more localized areas where Canadians live, work and play. This infrastructure will ensure that Canadians can drive and charge their vehicles across Canada. It will support the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies as well as the development of enabling codes and standards. The government is providing incentives of up to $5,000 for Canadian consumers to buy EVs to increase affordability and full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them.
These investments are driven by Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, which proposes to further accelerate zero-emission vehicle adoption through an additional $150 million for ZEV infrastructure and an additional $287 million for purchasing incentives for Canadians.