Canada Invests in Cross-Country Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network
News release From: Natural Resources Canada
July 11, 2019 Stewiacke, Nova Scotia Natural Resources Canada
Canada’s climate plan is working for our planet, and it is working for Canadians. Zero emission vehicles play a key role in our clean energy future. As families continue to make greener choices, Canada is delivering more options for them to drive where they need to go while reducing pollution and making life more affordable.
Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $4.6-million investment for Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, for building 92 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in its coast-to-coast network.
The first completed station, in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, will be part of a larger network of more than 50 Petro-Canada locations, each with two charging units on site.
This is part of the Government of Canada’s $182.5-million investment to build a coast-to-coast charging network for electric vehicles and support other zero- and low-carbon demonstration and deployment projects. Over 500 fast chargers are built or planned this year, with hundreds more expected over the next two years. Through Budget 2019, a further $130 million is being invested in charging infrastructure, and a new incentive, worth up to $5,000, is available for Canadians who purchase or lease a zero-emission vehicle.
Canada’s climate plan includes over 50 measures to protect the environment and leave a healthier planet for future generations, including actions to protect our oceans, phase out coal-fired electricity, invest in renewables and public transit and reduce plastic pollution.
Zero-emission vehicles are a key part of Canada’s plan to combat climate change while growing the economy and making life more affordable for Canadians.