The Government of Canada is investing $2 million to bring more electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Ontario.
Funded through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), the federal government will provide $2 million to The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to add up to 294 EV chargers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
TAF, a non-profit organization that invests in urban solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, will distribute a portion of the funding to delivery organizations to support the deployment and installation of the EV chargers.
“Electrifying transportation is key to reaching our climate targets and that requires accessible, widely available charging infrastructure. This support from Natural Resources Canada will allow TAF to ensure public, private and non-profit groups across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area have access to the funding and services they need to be a part of this transition,” Julia Langer Chief Executive Officer, The Atmospheric Fund.
The locations of the EV chargers will be determined based on demand after going through a transparent selection process.
The goal is to install them in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets.
All chargers are scheduled to be installed and available to the public by December 2023.