The Government of Canada has announced a $1 million investment to bring up to 200 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers to the far northern parts of the country.
Funded through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), $1 million to being provided to the Government of Yukon to install the chargers across the territory.
The project will help the government reach its target of being able to travel to all communities across the territory with an EV by 2027.
“Transitioning to cleaner and green forms of transportation is a critical step in addressing man-made climate change and moving toward a more sustainable future. This investment will help support the installation of 200 EV charging stations in Yukon, reduce our emissions and will help make it possible to travel to all road-accessible communities in the territory using electric vehicles by 2027,” said Brendan Hanley Member of Parliament for Yukon.
Locations for the chargers have not been determined, but will be decided through a transparent selection process and be based on demand.
The goal is to have all 200 chargers be installed by March 31, 2023 in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets.