Guelph and Wellington, Ontario is developing EV charging station strategy for the region

With the push to electrify, a region in southwestern Ontario is getting ahead of the curve and developing an EV charging stations strategy.

The City of Guelph and the County of Wellington committed to working together to develop the strategy.

The strategy would plan where EV charging stations would be located along their shared corridor between Highway 401 to the Bruce Peninsula.

Karen Chisholme, climate change and sustainable manager with the County of Wellington, had this to say about the new strategy:

It’s not that we think we will draw more people with electric vehicles to the area. But as our transportation changes to electric, we want to make sure we remain competitive and attractive to those who are going to electric, and that we have those services here.

Chrisholme confirmed that the strategy would include both level 2 and 3 chargers.

Level 2 chargers would be found near restaurants, shopping and attractions.

While level 3 chargers would be located at on-routes, for instance.

The two communities are also discussing with their municipal partners how the plan to roll out the charging stations would go.

The strategy does not include who would be funding these chargers.

However, in a press release, the County of Wellington did note federal funding is possible, so this could be in the plans.

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