More electric vehicle chargers coming to Quebec
by CM Staff
Funded through Natural Resources Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers will be available by March 2024.
MONT TREMBLANT — On Aug. 11, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment in Station Mont Tremblant to install 20 EV chargers in a building complex in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers will be available by March 2024. Station Mont Tremblant also provided funding, bringing the total project cost to $309,601.
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. In support of the government’s objective of adding 50,000 zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) chargers to Canada’s network. Budget 2022 also provides an additional $400 million to Natural Resources Canada to continue deploying zero-emission vehicle infrastructure by extending the 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.
“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 Quebec, 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.