More EV chargers coming to Yukon
by CM Staff
Federal government announces $1-million investment to the Government of Yukon to help support the installation of up to 200 EV chargers across the Yukon.
WHITEHORSE — Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is critical for Canada to achieve its climate targets.
Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today a $1-million investment to the Government of Yukon to help support the installation of up to 200 EV chargers across the Yukon.
This investment, which will make EV charging more accessible to all, will be funded through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
The Government of Yukon will redistribute a component of the ZEVIP funding to delivery organizations. Recipients will be selected through a transparent process, based on demand. After which, EV chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets throughout Yukon by March 31, 2023.
Since 2015, Canada has invested $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and charging more accessible for Canadians. These investments are trying to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers, installing chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work and play, and providing rebates of up to $5,000 to help more Canadians buy EVs.