EV charging station network proposed for Highway 11 in Ontario

The Lakeland Holding Group of Companies in Bracebridge, Ontario, submitted an application to Natural Resources Canada for funding for EV charging stations. The chargers are located in Parry Sound and Muskoka districts.

The company applied under the Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure program, which provides up to 50% funding for EV infrastructure. The company did not release the finalized proposed locations. However, the company has had discussions with Sundridge, Manetewan, Burk’s Falls, Parry Sound, Huntsville and Bracebridge.

As well, the company has not decided if they will install level 2 or level 3 chargers. Level 2 chargers run under $20,000 with installation, while level 3 chargers with installation could cost over $100,000.

Currently, Bracebridge has three levels 2 chargers at their operations centre. Other than that, the EV infrastructure is lacking in the Parry Sound and Muskoka districts.

The company noted that without NR Can funding, this project would not be possible. The final locations and level of charging stations will be released once the department approves the application.

Source: Bay Today

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