The Canadian federal government has announced on Thursday more electric vehicle chargers are coming, thanks to funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.
A new $110,000 CAD investment to the District of Saanich in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, will install 22 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers at sites owned by the municipality.
The federal contribution will be matched by the District of Saanich, taking the total project cost to $220,000 CAD ($180,414 USD).
“We are giving Canadians the greener options they want to get 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 his now boilerplate statement.
The new EV chargers are to encourage British Columbians to adopt zero-emission vehicles, part of the country’s goal to have all new passenger cars sold be zero-emission by 2040.