Natural Resources Canada has announced more funding for charging points. This will fund public charging points in Windsor-Essex County in Ontario, Alberta, and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
We recently reported on the up to 250 AC chargers for Nova Scotia. Since then, Natural Resources Canada has said it will fund up to 300 EV chargers across Windsor-Essex County in Ontario, up to 260 EV chargers across Alberta, up to 294 EV chargers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
In Alberta, a $2-million investment to Alberta Municipalities should support the installation of up to 260 electric vehicle chargers across Alberta through their Municipal Climate Change Action Centre. This investment is supposed to make purchasing EV chargers more accessible for municipalities.
In Ontario, in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area a $2 million investment for The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) should help support the deployment and installation of up to 294 EV chargers. All of these EV chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets by December 2023.
Also in Ontario, a $2-million investment to the Essex Powerlines Corporation should help support the deployment and installation of up to 300 electric vehicle chargers across Windsor-Essex County. In addition, Essex Powerlines is launching a project called Charge Up, which will accept applications from qualified recipients who propose to install charging infrastructure in public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces or for light-duty vehicle fleets. Essex Powerlines plans to have all EV chargers available by September 2023. Funding for the project amounts to over $4 million.
All of the projects are made possible through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP). In August last year, the Canadian government announced a total investment of over $32 million (CAD) to install 853 electric vehicle charging points across the country.
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