The Government of Canada continues to announce investments in new electric vehicle chargers, with the latest set for the province of Alberta.
Natural Resources Canada announced on Wednesday it will invest $2 million CAD ($1.56 million USD) in the SouthGrow Regional Initiative to bring up to 110 new EV chargers to the province. Funding again comes from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
EV charger installations will be selected based on demand, available in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or in facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets, set to be completed by December 2023.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today in Alberta, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources in a statement.
Canada says it has invested $1 billion to make EVs more affordable for Canadians through rebates and also for building up its EV charging infrastructure, since 2015. Canada’s target is to have all new passenger cars sold in the country zero-emissions by 2035.
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