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The Government will help AddÉnergie, a Canadian company that develops electric vehicle recharging technology, install fast-charging stations for electric vehicles at 25 Canadian Tire locations throughout Ontario.
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The Government of Canada is committed to providing national leadership on climate change and growing Canada’s economy by making investments in green infrastructure, clean technologies and lower-carbon transportation options.
To address consumer concerns regarding the low availability of charging/refuelling infrastructure, Budget 2016 committed $62.5 million to support electric vehicle (EV) and alternative fuel infrastructure.
The Government of Canada will invest $16.4 million to establish more than 80 new charging units for electric vehicles, as well as natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations along key transportation corridors.
Another $46.1 million will support demonstration projects that are expected to result in the installation of more than 200 next-generation EV charging stations to be tested in real-world settings including public transit, heavy-duty vehicles, multi-unit residential sites and wireless charging applications.
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