22 electric vehicle chargers coming to St. Lawrence College
by CM Staff
St. Lawrence College also contributed over $160,000 to the project, bringing the total cost to over $270,000.
KINGSTON — Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson announced an investment of $110,000 to St. Lawrence College for the installation of 22 Level-2 EV chargers on its campuses in Cornwall, Brockville and Kingston.
Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program will fund the project, according to a company statement. The Level-2 chargers increase the number of publicly accessible chargers along the St. Lawrence River for visitors, residents and students in the area. St. Lawrence College also contributed over $160,000 to the project, bringing the total cost to over $270,000.
According to a statement from Natural Resources Canada, the federal government has invested $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and accessible for Canadians. The purpose of the investments is to build a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers by installing chargers in local areas where Canadians live and by providing rebates of up to $5,000 to help more Canadians buy EVs.
Natural Resources Canada also stated that these investments support the federal government’s mandatory target of ensuring all passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero emission by 2035.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Investing in more charging stations like the ones announced today on St. Lawrence College campuses will allow more Canadians to be in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals,” said Wilkinson in a statement.
“This project aligns with the college’s strategic plan, SLC in Five, and our commitment to pursuing increased sustainability in how we operate. Providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure is the building block to electrifying our transportation systems. Our hope is that this helps folks who have purchased an electric vehicle and that by increasing places to get a charge we help others consider going electric as well.”