Clean Technology Canada

Federal government announces funding for EV chargers in Alta.

November 21, 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing

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LEDUC — On Nov. 18, Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism, Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, announced an investment of more than $69,000 in the City of Leduc to install four EV chargers in public places.

Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers are now available for use. The City of Leduc also contributed more than $69,000, bringing the total project cost to more than $138,000.

Budget 2022 delivered an additional $1.7 billion to extend the incentive program until March 2025 and to expand the types of vehicle models eligible under the program, which would include more vans, trucks and SUVs. Canada is advancing toward the deployment of 50,000 new chargers supported by $400 million in investments and $500 million in financing through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

The 2022 Fall Economic Statement includes a refundable investment tax credit for clean technologies including industrial zero-emission vehicle charging and refueling equipment, alongside support for clean energy generation and storage.

“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play. Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today in Alberta, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources.

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