Natural Resources Canada to provide funding for fast-charging stations.
A recent agreement between eCAMION, Leclanché North America, and SGEM will see the development and installation of a network of 34 fast-charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway.
The project, designed to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada, entails an investment of CAD $17.3 million and is being partially funded by a CAD $8.0 million repayable contribution from Natural Resources Canada under the Canadian Energy Innovation Program.
“Canada recognizes the key role electric vehicles will play in reducing emissions from the transportation sector,” said Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “With more electric vehicles becoming available, we want to make them an easy choice for Canadians. This strategic investment brings us closer to having a national coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle charging stations while growing our economy and creating good jobs for Canada’s middle-class.”