Canada invests $730,000 to install electric chargers in residential buildings

Canada continues to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles
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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.

“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Investing in more charging stations — like the ones announced today — will allow more Canadians to be in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals.”

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada

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.

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