Federal funding provided for EV chargers in Oakville and Kitchener
by CM staff
Geotab has matched the funding amount, bringing the total project cost to over $106,000.
OAKVILLE — The Government of Canada invested over $53,000 in Geotab Inc., to install 11 Level 2 EV chargers in Oakville and nine in Kitchener, Ontario, which are now available for use. Geotab has also matched the funding amount, bringing the total project cost to over $106,000.
“We are determined to deliver real action in the fight against climate change,” said Anita Anand, Member of Parliament for Oakville, Minister of National Defence. “That’s why we are making crucial investments to support Oakville and communities across Canada in achieving net zero while helping drivers save money at the pump. Today’s investment with Geotab will deploy EV chargers in our town that will help to reduce pollution and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and affordable future for our kids.”
Budget 2022 provided an additional $1.7 billion to extend the government’s purchase incentive program until March 2025 and to expand the types of vehicle models eligible under the program, which would include more vans, trucks and SUVs.
Budget 2022 also provided an additional $400 million to Natural Resources Canada to continue deploying zero-emission vehicle infrastructure by extending the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) to March 2027, complemented by $500 million that Canada’s Infrastructure Bank will invest in large-scale ZEV charging and refuelling infrastructure that is revenue-generating and in the public interest.
Budget 2022 provided up to nearly $4 billion over eight years for the implementation of the Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy, with the aim of advancing the development of critical minerals resources and value chains — including metals for clean technologies like electric vehicles and advanced batteries — to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy and support advanced technology and manufacturing.
“Sustainability is one of our pillars, and we’re looking into what is actually beneficial to the public by making the best use of the infrastructure,” said Bojana Zuna, Geotab Facilities Manager. “Opening the charging stations for free to the public speaks to how Geotab gives back. We’re providing affordability to others by being able to use our infrastructure.”
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