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Minister Miller announces EV charging stations at IKEA parking lots across Ontario and Quebec

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This investment, provided by Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), compliment's IKEA Properties Limited investment of $305,000. All of these Level 2 and fast chargers are now available for use.

OTTAWA —Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $300,000 investment in IKEA Properties Limited to install 40 EV chargers in Ontario and Quebec, four of which are located at the Ottawa location.

This investment, provided by Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), compliment’s IKEA Properties Limited investment of $305,000. All of these Level 2 and fast chargers are now available for use.

“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 across Quebec and Ontario, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources.

At this event, IKEA unveiled new electric trucks purchased privately from Lion Electric in Saint–Jérôme, Quebec. The manufacturing of these vehicles’ battery packs by Canadian workers is supported by a 2021 investment of nearly $100 million to Lion Electric.


These investments are another step in reaching Canada’s target of ensuring all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035.

Budget 2023 is supporting the growing clean economy through targeted investments in clean technology manufacturing, electricity transmission, clean energy deployment and carbon management solutions. These measures will support good-paying jobs and apprenticeships as Canada drives toward a strong and sustainable net-zero future.

“The affordability and accessibility of electric vehicles play an important role in reducing emissions,” said Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament, Ottawa West–Nepean. “Today’s investment in EV charging infrastructure is just one example of how we are helping Canadians drive toward a net-zero future.”


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