The Maritimes gets big investment for 99 new electric vehicle chargers

EV charger plug

The electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the Maritimes is going to get a big boost next year to help increase the adoption of EVs in the region.

As part of Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), the Government of Canada will invest $495,000 in Saint John Energy to help build 99 Level 2 EV chargers across the Maritimes.

Additional funding will be provided by local governments where the new chargers will be installed including the City of Edmundston, the Village of Perth-Andover, the Town of Mahone Bay, the Town of Antigonish, the Town of Berwick and the City of Summerside.

The total cost of the project will be $1,138,689.

The Government of Canada also announced yesterday a $100,000 investment in Ottawa River Energy Solutions to install 23 new EV chargers in the Ottawa River Valley region.

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