To spur innovation and encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles the Government of Canada is providing Canadians with more options to purchase, charge and drive zero emission vehicles.
The Government of Canada announced that is investing additional $8 million to build 160 fast chargers at 73 locations for EVs across the province to help Ontarians transition to a clean energy future.
Funding, which Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains announced at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show, is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI), and will allow Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to build one of the province’s largest EV charging networks.
The investment is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to support green infrastructure projects that will create good jobs, advance Canada’s green future and help us reach our ambitious target of 100 percent of passenger zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040.
To reach this target, the Government of Canada is investing over $300 million to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast-chargers for EVs, charging stations at apartment buildings, public places and workplaces, and hydrogen stations in metropolitan centres.
The Government of Canada is making zero-emission vehicles more affordable for Canadian consumers by offering a purchase incentive of up to $5,000 and full tax write-offs for zero-emission vehicle business use. To date, the Government has provided support for more than 830 fast charging stations, which are either built or under construction.
The Government of Canada continues to support green infrastructure projects that will create good jobs, advance Canada’s green future and help us reach our domestic and international climate targets.