Ontario — Electric vehicles are a win-win for families looking to save money while reducing pollution — from cheaper refuelling to lower maintenance costs.
The widespread shift to electric is also a tremendous economic opportunity, creating manufacturing jobs across the country to meet demands along the EV value chain.
To help drivers make the switch, the Government of Canada is supporting the deployment of a coast-to-coast-to-coast network of charging stations along highways and in communities’ public places, on-street, in multi-use residential buildings, at workplaces and for vehicle fleets.
To date, the government has supported installing almost 45,000 chargers across the country.
Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $229,356 investment to Hypercharge to install 48 Level 2 EV chargers in 11 parking lots across Southern Ontario.
Additional funding was provided by Hypercharge, bringing the total project value to $458,712.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more available where Canadians live, work and play. Investing in more EV chargers, like these ones in Ontario, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a strong, healthy net-zero future,” said Minister Wilkinson.
“We are tremendously grateful to be selected for this funding from NRCan to grow the availability of EV charging infrastructure and the adoption of electric vehicles in Ontario,” stated David Bibby, President and CEO of Hypercharge. “This investment ensures that we take a proactive step in addressing the gap in EV charging infrastructure in these communities.”
All chargers, which will be available by December 2024, are helping Canadians confidently and easily get to where they need to go.
Today’s announcement was provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.