Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Ontario will soon have more places to charge their vehicles with a large expansion of the charging network in the province.
In two separate announcements this morning, a total of 32 new charging stations will be added.
City of Windsor EV Chargers
The City of Windsor will begin construction later this month on 11 new dual-port charging stations, creating another 22 charging spaces within the city. The stations will be built on municipally-owned lots and will be free for EV drivers while the city collects data to determine the future expansion of their charging infrastructure.
The chargers will be available for public use by March 2022 at the following locations:
Municipal Garage 2, 406 Pelissier Street
WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh Street
Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, 2555 Pulford Street
Municipal Lot 5, 78 Riverside Drive West
Municipal Lot 35, 1025 Elsmere Avenue
Municipal Lot 34, 1 Festival Plaza
Municipal Lot 4-1, 0 Lincoln Road at Ottawa Street
Municipal Lot 10, 445 City Hall Square
Mic Mac Park Complex, 1125 Prince Road
Ontario EV Chargers
Natural Resources Canada also announced this morning an investment of $99,900 to ERTH Corp to install 21 new EV chargers across Ontario. ERTH Corp also contributed $236,946 for a total project cost of $336,846.
All chargers are already installed and ready for public use. They were funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The chargers are in the following cities and town in Ontario:
- Port Stanley
Natural Resources Canada has already invested over $1 billion to help make EVs more affordable and build a coast-to-coast EV charging network. There are now more than 6,000 publicly accessible charging stations across Canada, in comparison to about 12,000 gas stations.