Summerland, B.C. to get 22 new EV charging stations

Downtown Summerland BC

The number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Canada continues to rise at a rapid pace with the latest investment from Natural Resources Canada (NRC) in the interior of British Columbia.

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The project, announced today by Federal Natural Resources Minister, Seamus O’Regan, will see twenty-two new EV charging stations installed in Summerland, British Columbia as part of the governments commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

With $380,000 provided by NRC, construction is expected to begin soon and the first site is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

When complete there will be 6 DC fast chargers and 16 Level 2 chargers at various locations around Summerland, including one at the Tourist Information Centre.

Summerland is just one of the lucky recipients of more than $300 million in funding from NRC to expand the EV charging network across Canada. On Vancouver Island, Saanich received $100,000 to install 20 new EV chargers, Guelph, Ontario will also see 20 new EV chargers be installed this year, while Oakville will get 44 new chargers.

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Featured image via Tourism Summerland

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