Electric vehicle (EV) owners in Prince Edward Island (PEI) got some good news today as they will soon have a lot more options to charge their vehicles.
Canada has a target to have 100% of passenger vehicle sales be electric by the year 2040, and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To reach that target, it was announced today Maritime Electric will receive $250,000 to help build 50 new Level 2 EV charging stations in PEI.
Maritime Electric will also contribute towards the project for a total investment of $590,000.
“We are excited to partner with communities across PEI to power the future and provide more EV charging options for Islanders and visitors to our province. This is an important project that will ensure a sustainable electricity future on PEI and contribute to lowering our carbon footprint. Infrastructure projects such as this can be successfully achieved by working together with both private and public sectors,” said Jason Roberts, President and CEO of Maritime Electric
The funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The government has already provided over $600 million to help make EVs more affordable and to help build a coast-to-coast network of chargers.
These new chargers will be in addition to those being installed in City of Edmundston, the Village of Perth-Andover, the Town of Mahone Bay, the Town of Antigonish, and the Town of Berwick.