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Feds invest in more EV chargers across Ont.

March 6, 2024
By Canadian Manufacturing

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WHITBY — Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a federal investment of $1.8 million to the Region of Durham to install 174 chargers across the region.

The chargers are expected to be installed by November 2025 and will help EV drivers get to where they need to go.

To help drivers make the switch, the Government of Canada is supporting the deployment of a coast-to-coast-to-coast network of charging stations along highways and in communities’ public places, on-street, in multi-use residential buildings, at workplaces and for vehicle fleets. To date, federal investments are helping to deploy over 47,000 EV chargers across the country.

Federal funding for these projects was provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. This investment supports commitments included in the recent Electric Vehicle Availability Standard, which proposed to further accelerate the production of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). This production aims to increase the supply of ZEVs made available to Canadians, ultimately contributing to the national target of all vehicles sales being ZEV by 2035.

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

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