With an investment from the Government of Canada, Brock University in Ontario’s Niagara region will soon be getting 20 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
The announcement was made this morning by Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines. Through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program fund, the university will receive $235,000 to install the chargers.
The 20 Level 2 chargers won’t be just for students. Scott Johnstone, Senior Associate Vice-President at Brock University said they will be available for residents, supporting EV adoption in the region.
“The additional EV charging infrastructure at the main Brock campus will contribute to our Strategic Plan goal of enhancing the life and vitality of our local region and beyond. Since the Brock campus is open to the Niagara community, the investment also supports the adoption of EVs in the Niagara region through the reduction of carbon emissions.”
We’re committed to 100% #ZeroEmission vehicle sales by 2040. Today’s investment of $235K to @BrockUniversity means there will be 20 new #ElectricVehicle chargers on its main campus.
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— Natural Resources (@NRCan) February 10, 2021