More EV chargers to be installed in residences across Canada
by CM Staff
The Ministry of Natural Resources aims to make all 188 EV chargers available to residents by Nov. 30.
OTTAWA — Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources has announced plans to invest more than $899,000 in Broadstreet Properties Ltd. for the installation of 188 Level 2 EV chargers at multi-unit residential buildings across Canada.
Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, all chargers will be available to residents by November 30, 2022. Broadstreet Properties Ltd. also contributed more than $993,000, bringing the total project cost to more than $1,893,000.
The funding will come through Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. If plans are executed accordingly, all 188 EV chargers will be available to residents by Nov. 30.
The statement from the federal government noted that budget 2022 proposed to invest an additional $1.7 billion to assist the government’s purchase incentive program until March 2025.
The program is also part of an effort broaden the types of vehicle models eligible, which would include more vans, trucks and SUVs.
The budget also allocated another $400 million to NRCan for the deployment of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure with an additional $500 million from Canada’s Infrastructure Bank, which will be invested in ZEV charging in refuelling infrastructure.
“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, 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 in a statement.
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