Canada Invests in Cleaner Transportation and Celebrates 100th EV fast charger in Toronto

NEWS PROVIDED BY Natural Resources Canada Dec 07, 2018 

Infrastructure investments in clean transportation systems, such as a charging station network, will make it easier for Canadians to choose electric and less polluting vehicles. This effort is part of our government's commitment to promote clean technologies, reduce pollution and create good, middle-class jobs.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the official opening of the 100th government-funded electric vehicle (EV) fast charger at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Canada now has more than 500 EV fast chargers open across the country.

Our government provided $750,000 to AddÉnergie Technologies Inc. through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative to build 15 EV fast chargers at Cadillac Fairview shopping malls across the country. The 15 chargers, located in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, are open to the public. 

The funding is part of our government's $182.5-million investment to develop a coast-to-coast charging network for EVs, establish natural gas stations along key routes and stations for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in metropolitan areas and showcase innovative solutions for charging infrastructure. This investment will also ensure Canada–U.S. alignment of enabling codes and standards for low-polluting vehicles and their infrastructure. 

Through Canada's national energy dialogue, Generation Energy, Canadians made it clear that building EVs and fossil fuel alternatives is not a luxury but a necessity for Canada's low-carbon future. The Government of Canada continues to support green infrastructure projects that will create good jobs, advance Canada's clean future and help us reach our domestic and international climate targets.