Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $100,000 to encourage increased adoption of zero-emission vehicles by providing Guelph residents with more options to charge their vehicles where they live, work and play.
The funding will be used to install 20 level two electric vehicle (EV) connectors throughout Guelph, which is also providing $220,000 to this initiative, bringing the total project cost to $320,000.
Federal funding for this project is provided through Natural Resources Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program as part of the government's commitment to reach its ambitious target of zero-emission vehicles reaching 100 percent of passenger sales by 2040.
To reach this target, the Government of Canada has provided over $300 million to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast-chargers for electric vehicles, including stations at apartment buildings, public spaces and workplaces.
The infrastructure resulting from these investments will ensure that people can drive and charge their vehicles across Canada, as well as where they live, work and play. Support is also given for the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies as well as the development of enabling codes and standards.
The government 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.
SOURCE: Natural Resources Canada