Feds launch ZEV website landing page and invest in EV chargers
by CM staff
An investment of $280,000 will go towards installing 75 EV chargers at two multi-unit residential buildings in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER — The federal government launched an integrated zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) infrastructure landing page. The ZEV infrastructure landing page is an NRCan-led web presence dedicated to information on federal programs supporting the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
The landing page, developed by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in collaboration with Infrastructure Canada and the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), consolidates federal program streams, including the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), the CIB’s Charging and Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure Initiative and Infrastructure Canada’s Zero-Emission Transit Fund. It will help Canadians locate federally supported and publicly accessible chargers from coast to coast to coast.
To ensure Canadian businesses and organizations have access to the most comprehensive federal funding for their ZEV infrastructure projects, NRCan and CIB have developed an infrastructure pre-screen that will identify the funding opportunities best suited to their needs.
Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin also announced a $280,000 investment in PCI Developments to install 75 EV chargers at two multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) in Vancouver.
“I was pleased to announce federal support for the deployment of 75 new EV chargers in two of Vancouver’s multi-unit residential buildings,” said Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “Projects such as this are vital to reducing emissions, providing Canadians with access to charging and creating sustainable jobs. The Government of Canada is supporting these vital projects through a newly enhanced set of digital resources to access funding from federal departments and the Canada Infrastructure Bank.”
Funded through NRCan’s ZEVIP, the chargers will be available to Vancouverites by November 2023. PCI Developments contributed over $280,000, bringing the total project cost to over $560,000.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources. “Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today in Vancouver, B.C., will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals.”