The Canadian government feels reduction of emissions is critical to achieving the country’s lofty climate targets. This is why they announced today through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, the Level-2 chargers will increase access to current and prospective rental housing tenants across Killam’s properties.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of over $730,000. This investment will look to install 438 Level-2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Canada. The goal is installation in multi-unit residential buildings in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Alberta.
Canada leading the way in EV investments
Since 2015, Canada has invested $1 billion to make EVs more accessible for Canadians. The government says “these investments are building a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers.” They will be installing chargers in local areas and providing rebates of up to $5,000 to help Canadians buy EVs.
Quick Facts about Canada EV and Emissions
- Transportation accounts for 25 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.
- Since 2015 Canada has invested $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and accessible.
- Investments in charging infrastructure made so far will result in more than 17,000 new chargers available to Canadians.
- To date, over 125,000 Canadians and Canadian businesses have taken advantage of the federal incentive to purchase a zero-emission vehicle.