Durham Region in Southern Ontario to get 60 new EV chargers

EV charger plug

There will be many more options to charge your electric vehicle (EV) next year in the Durham Region of southern Ontario.

With funding made possible through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), the Government of Canada will invest $296,000 to install 60 new EV connectors in the Regional Municipality of Durham.

“These 60 new EV charging connectors show Durham Region’s commitment to leading the way in the technologies and jobs of the future. Greener options stimulate economic growth and create job opportunities in our community. Durham Region has taken important steps to accelerate the transition toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient community. We’re working with our public and private sector partners to make it more convenient to switch to electric vehicles and reduce carbon emissions,” said John Henry Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer Regional Municipality of Durham.

The government has so far provided over $300 million to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of EV chargers meant to encouraging the widespread adoption of EVs. The network will help the federal government reach its ambitious target that all new passenger cars sold in Canada will be zero-emission by 2040.

Other recent funding announcements include a commitment build 22 new level 2 charging stations in the interior of British Columbia, as well as 43 new EV fast chargers coming to the Peel Region.