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Government to help install 42 EV chargers in Ontario

The funding will come through the government's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, and Natural Resources Canada expects all chargers will be available by November 2022. 

April 7, 2022   by CM Staff

DURHAM — Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources has announced plans to invest $201,499 to install 42 electric vehicle chargers in Durham, Ont.

The funding will come through the government’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, and Natural Resources Canada expects all chargers will be available by November 2022.

The Municipality of Clarington, Township of Scugog, Town of Whitby, Trent University Durham and Regional Municipality of Durham also contributed a combined investment of $340,237 to the program which brought the total cost to $541,736.

The Canadian government says it has invested a total of $3.6 billion from 2015 until now in its effort to make EVs more accessible to Canadians. The federal government has also offered rebates of up to $5000 to help Canadians switch to EVs.

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“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play. Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today in Durham, 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 Johnathan Wilkinson


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