The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.5 million to bring 98 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers to the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The money was awarded to Baseload Power Corp, which will use it to install 31 Level 2 chargers and 67 DC fast chargers across the two provinces. The investment was funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), with an additional $7 million coming from Baseload, for a total project cost of more than $10.5 million.
“Baseload Power is excited and appreciative of the opportunity to expand our EV charging network in Ontario and Quebec. Our mission is to increase the accessibility of EV infrastructure to make the transition from gas to electric vehicles more attainable for drivers, and with NRCan’s support, we’re doing just that,” said Jonathan Sandler, President, Baseload Power Corp.
All of the 98 EV chargers will be installed and available to the public on the AURA EV charging network by November 2022. A list of locations was not provided.
With other recent announcement by the federal government and private companies, Quebec will be receiving nearly 8,200 Level 2 EV chargers over the next few years, and Ontario will see nearly 500 EV chargers added.