Students at the University of Guelph will soon have a lot more options to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) while on campus thanks to a large investment from the Government of Canada.
Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced Natural Resources Canada (NRC) will provide $100,000 to build 20 new EV chargers on campus.
The University of Guelph is contributing a further $106,650 towards the project, for a total project cost of $206,650.
The 20 new Level 2 EV chargers will be added to the existing 25 Level 2 chargers at the University of Guelph. This new project will bring the total numbers of chargers on campus to 45.
In a separate announcement this morning, Acadia University in Nova Scotia got its first EV charger on campus. The charger was made possible thanks to a $50,000 investment from NRC. The EV charging station is one of the first on a university campus in Atlantic Canada.