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New EV chargers coming to Ontario

Funding for the project, with a total cost of over $4 million, is through Natural Resources Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).

January 13, 2022  by CM Staff

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OLDCASTLE — On Jan. 13, Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2-million investment to the Essex Powerlines Corporation to help support the deployment and installation of up to 300 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Windsor-Essex County and put Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future.

Funding for the project, with a total cost of over $4 million, is through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).

Essex Powerlines is launching the project, Charge Up, which will accept applications from qualified recipients who propose to install charging infrastructure in public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces or for light-duty vehicle fleets. Essex Powerlines plans to have all EV chargers available by September 2023.

Since 2015, Canada has invested a $1 billion to try and make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more accessible for Canadians.

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These investments are meant to support Canada’s mandatory target of ensuring all passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035 and are critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change goals and building a cleaner, healthier future for all Canadians.


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