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.
Improving the way we power our vehicles is a big step in tackling climate change. We’re helping @DufferinCounty go electric with an investment of over $289,000 towards 44 #EV chargers.
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— Natural Resources (@NRCan) November 30, 2021