Canada invests $4.6 million to add 92 fast chargers to nationwide network

The Canadian government has announced a $4.6-million investment in Petro-Canada to build 92 fast chargers in its coast-to-coast network. The first completed station, in Nova Scotia, will be part of a larger network of more than 50 Petro-Canada locations, each with two charging units on site.

This investment is part of the Government of Canada’s $182.5-million investment to build a coast-to-coast charging network and support other zero- and low-carbon demonstration and deployment projects. Over 500 fast chargers have been built or planned for this year, with hundreds more expected over the next two years. As part of its 2019 budget, Canada is also investing a further $130 million in charging infrastructure and funding a new incentive, worth up to $5,000, for Canadians who purchase or lease a zero-emission vehicle.

“Our government is making historic investments in green infrastructure, helping us to move from traditional fuels to cleaner choices that will power our future while lowering costs for families,” said Parliament Member Bill Casey. “With more electric vehicles on our roads, we will reduce pollution and create strong and sustainable communities.”

Source: Government of Canada

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