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Federal government says there are now over 1,800 EV chargers across Canada

May 26, 2023 | By Canadian Manufacturing

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GUELPH — The Government of Canada is building a coast-to-coast network of charging stations along highways and in public places, on-street, in multi-use residential buildings, at workplaces and for vehicle fleets.

ON May 25, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced funding to install over 1,800 new EV chargers in Guelph and across the country, including:

  • Skyline Real Estate Holdings Inc. for 852 Level 2 chargers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and British Columbia.
  • The Corporation of the City of Guelph for 24 Level 2 and four Level 3 chargers across Guelph.
  • Alectra Utilities Corporation and Alectra Energy Services Inc. for up to 905 Level 2 and 72 Level 3 EV chargers across Ontario.

Of the combined 1,857 chargers, at least 87 will be installed in Guelph and available for use by December 2023 to help EV drivers to get to where they need to go with confidence and ease. Canadians can easily map out their route by consulting Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) electric charger and alternative fuelling stations locator.

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

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