The federal government is committed to building a clean energy future to strengthen the economy, create good jobs and support the natural resource sectors. This commitment will be more important than ever as we begin to reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
The commitment includes an investment of $207,000 in the Region of Peel to build 43 electric vehicle (EV) level 2 chargers. The investment will ensure Canadians have access to the latest technologies powering our transition to a low-carbon economy and reduce pollution as part of Canada’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Funding for this project is from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), which supports the federal government’s ambitious target that all new passenger cars sold in Canada by 2040 will be zero emission.
To reach this target, the government has provided over $300 million to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of level 2 fast chargers for electric vehicles, including stations at apartment buildings, public spaces and workplaces.
The infrastructure resulting from these investments will ensure that people can drive and charge their vehicles across Canada, as well as where they live, work and play. Funding is also given for the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies as well as the development of enabling codes and standards.
The government remains committed to investing in green infrastructure projects that will make the adoption of zero-emission vehicles easier for Canadians and help us transition to a low-carbon future.