Canada funds more than 2,000 charging stations in the Greater Toronto Area
Canada announced additional funding for charging infrastructure – nearly 15 million Canadian dollars (10.4 million euros). This will be used to build more than 2,350 new charging stations, 2,100 of which will be installed in the Greater Toronto Area.
The money will go to 32 organizations including municipalities, private companies and utilities. Specific details concerning the charging points have so far not been provided. Since the funding recipients include managers of multi-residential buildings, there will most likely be a number of AC chargers included. Whether all charging stations will be publicly accessible was also not explicitly mentioned.
Since 2016, the Canadian government has invested about one billion Canadian dollars in promoting EVs and building charging infrastructure. To date, funding has been approved for more than 34,500 charging stations. By the end of 2022, Canada’s government had officially launched regulations to implement its goal of allowing only zero-emission cars and light trucks to be sold in the country starting in 2035.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play“, says Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources. “Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today across the Greater Toronto Area, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals.”