To meet its transportation electrification goals, Canada will need 200,000 EV charging stations by 2030, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Natural Resources. However, this quantity would not be enough to support the growing number of electric vehicles the government is aiming for: 15 percent EV sales by 2025, 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2035.

Canada currently has 16,640 public charging stations, with a commitment from the government to add another 84,500 by 2027. The actual ratio is one for every 13.4 EVs, and the addition of 200,000 chargers would increase that to about one for every 24.

More public charging stations could grow the adoption rate of this mode of transportation. Recent surveys have shown that consumer concerns that were holding back the purchase of an EV have shifted from poor range and acquisition cost to the charging network.

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