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

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.

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.

Featured image via Tourism Summerland

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