The Government of Canada announced a $2 million investment this morning to bring more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to Ontario.
Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), Alectra Utilities Corporation will install up to 340 EV chargers across the province.
“Alectra is proud to support NRCan in making EV charging infrastructure more accessible in Canada. We’ve been leading the charge in providing clean energy solutions to the communities we serve, and we’re excited to facilitate another program that enables our communities to become more environmentally friendly,” said Brian Bentz President and CEO, Alectra Inc.
The locations for the chargers have not been identified, but will be selected through a transparent selection process and be based on demand.
The goal is to install them in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets and at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets
All chargers will be available to the public by October 2023. Based on the value of the investment, these are likely all to be Level 2 chargers.
This latest announcement adds to another $2 million investment announced last month that will see 300 EV chargers installed across Ontario.