The federal government has announced support for 30 Ontario-based partner organizations that will help install up to 1,908 Level 2 and 100 Level 3 chargers across the province as part of a larger, Canada-wide project.
That project will see the creation of a coast-to-coast network of charging stations that so far includes 45,000 chargers across the country. The additional support from the government was announced by Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, towards the end of May.
“The Government of Canada is supporting the made-in-Canada EV economy,” said Wilkinson in a statement. “As we advance toward our 2035 electric vehicle target, we are partnering with industry, workers and local and Indigenous partners to build out our charging infrastructure while creating good jobs and affordable transportation options in communities across Canada.”
The coast-to-coast project aims to install EV chargers along highways, in public spaces within various communities, on the street, in multi-use residential buildings, at workplaces, and for vehicle fleets — the last three of which will be the focus of the new chargers in Ontario.
Natural Resources Canada also said the government is providing funding toward five existing EV projects with delivery organizations that will install 1,328 new EV chargers.