Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in central Ontario are soon going to have more options to plug in and charge their vehicles.
Thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada, a total of 44 new EV charging stations will be installed in Dufferin County.
The new charging stations are funded through a $289,000 investment from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.
In support of the county’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan, Dufferin County is also contributing more than $338,000, bringing the total project cost to over $627,000.
Construction has already begun and the chargers will be available to the public before the end of 2022.
The Government of Canada has already invested over $1 billion to increase EV adoption and expand the country’s charging network. There are currently more than 6,000 publicly accessible charging stations across Canada, compared with approximately 12,000 gas stations.
— Natural Resources (@NRCan) November 30, 2021