In most places, the vehicle charging network still needs work. Although it’s no different in Ontario, Canada, the country and province have put great efforts into improving this infrastructure.
In its most recent attempt, the Canadian government has announced that it will be building new electric vehicle (EV) chargers on the campus of the University of Guelph, southwest of Toronto in Ontario.
While the campus currently has 25 EV chargers for students and employees, the move is set to bring 20 more to the university. The new chargers are set to be finished by August 2021.
The project will be funded, in part, by Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure program, which is seeking to reach 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040.
Canada is pledging $100,000 from its initiative to help the university pay for the EV chargers, while the university itself is contributing a total of $106,650 to help build the chargers.
University of Guelph announces an additional 25 Level 2 EV chargers being installed on campus to a total of 45 chargers to be complete by Aug 2021.
— ⚡Simon Wong ⚡ (@Simotaneously) October 9, 2020
Martha Harley, Vice President of finance, administration, and risk at the University of Guelph said “The funding from Natural Resources Canada will allow us to provide anyone visiting campus with more green options to charge their vehicles and help us build on our commitment to being a leader in sustainable transportation solutions.”
Also announced today was a $50,000 investment to Acadia University in Nova Scotia to install an electric vehicle charger on campus.
As the government of Canada continues to support efforts to move to zero-emission vehicles, it will certainly continue to see growth in the EV-driving population.
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