Up to 350 new electric vehicle chargers are coming to Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario, thanks to an investment of $3.9 million in Green Economy Canada by the federal government to help support the installation of these chargers.
According to Natural Resources Canada, The Green Economy Canada will select recipients through a transparent process that is based on demand. And all of the chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces, or in facilities that service light-duty vehicle fleets—all of this by March 2024.
“It’s time to walk the talk on lowering emissions in the transportation sector. That’s why the federal government is helping expand EV infrastructure across the country, like these chargers across Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario, and supporting Canadians who want to make the switch to an EV,” said Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
Dabrusin made the announcement with Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance (on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources).
“As the energy industry evolves, this investment will empower Alberta residents and businesses to lead the transition to electric vehicles and help our community take a giant step toward a sustainable and prosperous future for everyone,” said Boissonnault.
The investment will be funded through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).