More EV chargers coming to Alta., N.B. and Ont.
by CM Staff
The Green Economy Canada will select recipients through a transparent process, based on demand.
WATERLOO — On Feb. 4, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance announced an investment of $3.9 million in Green Economy Canada to help support the installation of up to 350 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario.
This investment, which intends to make EV charging more accessible to all, will be funded through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
The Green Economy Canada will select recipients through a transparent process, based on demand. All EV chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or in facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets by March 2024.
Since 2015, Canada has invested $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessible for Canadians. These investments are supporting the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers, installing chargers in local areas where Canadians live.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today in Alberta, New Brunswick 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.