Canada’s York Region to Build 70 New Electric Vehicle Chargers

The Canadian government has announced a $350,000 CAD investment to build 70 new level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the Regional Municipality of York in Ontario.

“We are providing greener options for Canadians to get where they need to go. This is how we get to net zero by 2050,” said Seamus O’Regan Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

Funding is coming from the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP). Canada says it wants to be zero-emission by 2040 and over $300 million has been provided to build a nationwide network of fast chargers.

“Achieving zero greenhouse emissions by 2051 is a strategic priority for York Regional Council. Through ongoing collaboration with the federal government and investments through the Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment Fund, York Region is able to take innovative steps to electrify our fleet and support public demand for zero-emission vehicles,” added Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO.

Canada also has been building electric vehicle chargers at national parks as well–which includes a partnership with Tesla–part of the nation’s shift to going emission-free by 2040.