This week we are celebrating Electric Vehicle Week and the progress our government is making on the further development of the EV charging infrastructure across the country. Investments in charging stations are yet another step in reaching Canada’s target of ensuring all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035.
York Region has received funding for 70 chargers to be installed in public places and on-street through the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Both Aurora and Richmond Hill have EV chargers, and we can look forward to more being installed.
Highlights of Progress
Since 2015, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessible for Canadians, supporting the establishment of a nation-wide network of chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work and play.
Federal rebates of up to $5,000 are helping more Canadians make the switch to an EV.
More than 33,000 EV chargers have already been approved, thousands installed throughout the country and this week the government is announcing over 6,000 new chargers across the country.
It’s the government’s objective to add 50,000 zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) chargers to Canada’s network, Budget 2022 provides an additional $400 million to Natural Resources Canada to continue deploying zero-emission vehicle infrastructure that is revenue-generating and in the public interest.