Natural Resources Canada announces that more EV chargers are coming to B.C.
by CM Staff
Funded through Natural Resources Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, all chargers will be available to British Columbians by summer 2022.
LANGFORD — On June 8, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $49,000 investment in DB Land Acquisitions Inc. Inc. to install 20 Level 2 EV chargers in Langford, British Columbia.
Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, all chargers will be available to British Columbians by summer 2022. DB Land Acquisitions Inc. also contributed $50,968, bringing the total project cost to $99,968.
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 chargers in local areas where Canadians live, while federal rebates of up to $5,000 are helping more Canadians make the switch to an EV.
Budget 2022 proposes to invest 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.
“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 British Columbia, 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.