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New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

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The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to drive electric. PHOTO Honda

The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to drive electric — transforming the way Canadians get to where they need to go.

As part of #EVWeekinCanada, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport), on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2.3-million investment to Anvil Crawler Development Corporation to install 36 electric vehicles (EV) chargers across Ontario to put Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future.

Anvil Crawler, Opus One Solutions, SWTCH, Energy+ Inc. and Elexicon Energy, along with site host partners, are also supporting this initiative, bringing the total project cost to $6.7 million.

Market entry

This project is funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program.

It aims to accelerate the market entry of next-generation clean energy technologies.

All chargers will be available for public use by September 30, 2022.

Since 2015, Canada has made a historic investment of over $1 billion to make EVs more affordable.

Making at the same time charging infrastructure more locally accessible.

These investments are building a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and installing chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work and play.

The government also provides incentives of up to $5,000 to help Canadians buy EVs.

In addition to a full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them.

Investments

These investments support Canada’s new mandatory target of 100-percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle sales by 2035.

Driving down transportation emissions is critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change targets.

It requires a combination of investments and regulations to support Canadians and industry in this transition.

The government supports green infrastructure projects that create good, middle-class jobs and get us to net-zero emissions by 2050.

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