Canada is investing in a cross-country electric vehicle fast-charging network.
Canada has been delivering more options for families to help them make the switch to greener, zero-emission vehicles, as a way to promote a clean energy future.
To this end, Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester announced a $4.6-million investment for Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, so that they could build 92 electric vehicle (EV) fast-chargers in its coast-to-coast network.
“Keeping Canadians moving is what we do. We know that our customers’ needs are changing, and with more than 1,800 retail and wholesale locations across the country, we have the network in place to address some of the challenges being faced by electric vehicle drivers. By combining the elements from our top-tier national network with the fastest technology available, we will be able to meet the needs of our customers today and into the future,” states Deborah Gullaher, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Suncor.
More than 50 Petro-Canada locations will have two charging units on site, with the first completed station opening in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.
This move falls under the Government of Canada’s $182.5-million investment to build a coast-to-coast charging network that will support a future of zero-emission electric and low-carbon vehicles. So far, over 500 fast chargers have either been built or are going to be built this year alone. The next two years will bring hundreds of more chargers. An additional $130 million will be invested in charging infrastructure with the government promoting incentives of $5,000 on the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle.
Casey adds, “Our government is making historic investments in green infrastructure, helping us to move from traditional fuels to cleaner choices that will power our future while lowering costs for families. With more electric vehicles on our roads, we will reduce pollution and create strong and sustainable communities.”