University of Guelph to get 20 new EV chargers, Acadia University opens first EV charger

Univeristy of Guelph

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.

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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.

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