The Government of Canada has announced today an investment that will bring 50 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Ontario.
Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program is providing $250,000 to Alectra Energy Service to install 50 Level 2 chargers across St. Catharines, Barrie and Markham.
Alectra Energy Service will also be providing more than $710,000 for a total project cost to more than $960,000.
“Having declared a climate emergency in 2019, the City of St. Catharines is committed to protecting the environment and taking action to mitigate climate change. So we are proud to partner with Alectra Energy Services and Natural Resources Canada to build this vital infrastructure. These investments, and the increase of electric vehicles in our community, will help us become a national leader in sustainable transportation,” said Walter Sendzik Mayor of St. Catharines.
All chargers are expected to available to the public this spring.
With this latest announcement there are now more than 700 new EV chargers coming to Ontario this year.
In February Alectra Energy Service also received funding for 340 chargers across the province, while additional funding was provided to Essex Powerlines Corporation in January to install 300 chargers.
There have also been several other smaller project announced this year.