Canada invests $45M towards EV charging and incentives
by CM Staff
Natural Resources says the federal government announced the deployment of over 6,000 electric vehicle chargers across the country during #EVWeek.
PARADISE — The Canadian government announced new developments in charging infrastructure, battery manufacturing, purchase incentives and zero-emissions buses.
Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources says Canada has invested a $1 billion over the last 7 years to help make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessible.
These investments are meant to help establish a nationwide network of chargers. At the same time, the Canadian government is offering rebates of up to $5,000 to help more Canadians transition to EVs.
Natural Resources says during #EVWeek, the federal government announced the deployment of over 6,000 electric vehicle chargers across the country. Additionally, the federal government also contributed an investment of $45 million.
Representatives led 10 announcements across provinces and territories, totalling over $16 million to install nearly 2,000 EV chargers across the country. They also made efforts to raise public awareness about zero-emission vehicles.
Below is a partial list of#EVWeek’s investments:
$4.6 million to Hydro-Québec to help support the installation of up to 840 EV chargers across Quebec.
$3.95 million to Shell Canada to install 79 EV chargers across 37 retail locations along critical corridors in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
$2 million to the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Action to support the installation of up to 250 EV chargers on the island.
$2 million to Manitoba Motor Dealers Association to install up to 300 EV chargers across Manitoba in public places, multi-family residences and workplaces and for light-duty vehicle fleets.
$1.7 million to the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the City of Burnaby to install 128 EV chargers in Burnaby, and across British Columbia.
$765,000 to Peak Power Inc. to install 117 EV grid-smart chargers across Ontario, across mixed-use developments.
“Happy EV Week, Canada. Our government is making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play. Investing in more EV chargers across the country will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals,” said Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in a statement.