New EV Chargers Coming to Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region

Natural Resources Canada

January 25, 2022 Toronto, Ontario Natural Resources Canada

Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is critical to Canada achieving its climate targets. That’s why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EV) in Ontario and across the country.

Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today a $2 million investment for The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to help support the deployment and installation of up to 294 EV chargers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

This investment, which will make EV charging more accessible for organizations, will be funded through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).

TAF will redistribute a component of the ZEVIP funding to delivery organizations. Recipients will be selected through a transparent process, based on demand. After which, all EV chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets by December 2023.

Since 2015, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and charging more accessible for Canadians. These investments are supporting the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers, installing chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work and play, and providing rebates of up to $5,000 to help more Canadians buy EVs.

These investments support Canada’s target of ensuring all passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035 and are critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change goals and building a cleaner, healthier future for all Canadians.

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