The province of Ontario is set to add 300 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers, thanks to Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
An investment of $2 million will head to Essex Powerlines Corporation to deploy the new EV chargers across Windsor-Essex County. The company is accepting applications for site proposals and charger installations are pegged to be completed by September 2023.
Total funding for the project is over $4 million and is part of Canada’s goal of having all new cars sold be zero emission by 2035.
Saanich Adds 20 EV Chargers
The district municipality of Saanich, located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, also announced it has added 20 new EV chargers, made possible through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
The following eight municipal sites have the 20 new EV chargers, along with four new parks locations:
- Saanich Commonwealth Place – 6 new stations (plus 2 existing stations)
- G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre – 2 new stations (plus 2 existing stations)
- Cedar Hill Recreation Centre – 2 new stations (plus 2 existing stations)
- Cedar Hill Golf Course – 2 new stations (plus 2 existing stations)
- Gyro-Cadboro Park – 2 new stations
- Mount Douglas Park – 2 new stations
- Hampton Park – 2 new stations
- Beckwith Park – 2 new stations
Saanich charges EV owners $1/hour to use the stations “to encourage turnover and cover the cost of maintenance and electricity,” with availability and information about the chargers available on PlugShare.
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