Natural Resources Canada announced on Wednesday it plans to install 22 more electric vehicle chargers in British Columbia.
The federal government will invest $1.1 million in FortisBC, while the latter will also match the amount, for 22 EV chargers. With the CleanBC Go Electric Program adding $550,000 CAD, total funding for the project will reach over $2.7 million CAD ($2.19 million USD).
Funding for the project comes from the federal government’s Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, which aims to have all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2040.
“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 his regular boilerplate statement on charger announcments.
No details were noted on where exactly these EV chargers will end up in B.C., but stay tuned.