Canada Announces 187 More EV Chargers for BC, Ontario and Quebec

The government of Canada has announced more electric vehicle chargers are coming to British Columbia and Ontario.

In B.C., the City of White Rock in the Lower Mainland will see 126 new EV chargers installed at a multi-unit residential building and commercial site, part of a $630,000 CAD investment.

The investment is at White Rock’s Finlay Street Project LP, with the latter also funding the project, taking its total to over $1.5 million.

In Ontario and Quebec, Toronto-based energy dealer SWTCH Energy Inc. will install 61 electric vehicle chargers in Ontario and Quebec, with a $235,000 CAD investment. With the contribution from SWTCH Energy, the total project value will exceed $480,000 CAD, with the project targeting multi-unit residential buildings.

“We are giving Canadians the greener options they want to get to where they need to go. This is how we get to net zero by 2050,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources in a statement.

Canada says federal funding is from the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The country aims to have all new passenger cars sold in Canada be zero-emissions vehicles by 2040.