New EV chargers coming to Ontario
by CM Staff
Alectra will select recipients through a transparent process, based on demand.
MISSISSAUGA — Reducing pollution from the transportation sector is one of the ways Canada is trying to achieve its climate targets.
On Feb. 28, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2-million investment in Alectra Utilities Corporation to help support the installation of up to 340 EV chargers across Ontario.
This investment, which will make EV charging more accessible to all, is funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
Alectra will select recipients through a transparent process, based on demand. After which, all EV chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets and at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets by October 2023.
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.
These investments are yet another step in reaching Canada’s target of ensuring all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035.
“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 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.