The Government of Canada has announced it will be investing $207,000 CAD to build 43 new electric vehicle chargers for the Region of Peel, located in Ontario.
The announcement came from Natural Resources Canada, noting the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) investment is part of the country’s commitment to hit net-zero emissions by 2050.
“Zero-emission vehicles are key to Canada’s net-zero future. We will continue to work with all levels of government and stakeholders to provide Canadians with green infrastructure projects that will contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future for all,” said Maninder Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton East, in a statement.
Andrew Farr, Chair of the Peel Climate Change Partnership, said “These new EV charging stations are a positive step forward in expanding the needed infrastructure network throughout the region. By working together, the members of the Peel Climate Change Partnership were able to qualify for the ZEVIP funding, allowing each organization to make strides toward achieving a Low Carbon Community.”
The Canadian government says it has invested “$300 million to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of level 2 fast chargers for electric vehicles, including stations at apartment buildings, public spaces and workplaces,” to try to achieve its ambitious goals of having all new passenger cars sold in 2040 to have zero emissions.
“We are providing greener options for Canadians to drive where they want to go. This is how we get to net zero by 2050,” added Seamus O’Regan Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.