$2.4 million to aid in installing 500 EV chargers by 2024
August 31, 2022 By Staff
Funding of over $2.4 million supports Indigo’s mission of making Canadian cities more dynamic and prosperous while promoting the transition to zero-emission vehicles
Indigo Park Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s funding of over $2.4 million to support the installation of 500 Level 2 EV chargers in its owned, leased and some of its managed parking facilities across British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick by March 2024.
Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, this investment goes to the heart of Indigo’s mission of making cities more dynamic, fluid and economically prosperous without compromising the environment. Indigo will be investing over $2.4 million towards this initiative, bringing the total project cost to over $4.8 million. All told, these funds will help underpin the transition from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play,” said the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources. “Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals.”
In the next 10 years, Indigo will be taking on an even more active role in the deployment of EV charging stations in its parking lots, especially leased and owned, to anticipate the needs of Canadians and accelerate the shift to a green mobility future.
For more than 60 years, Indigo has harnessed innovation to address the congestion and mobility challenges facing modern cities. In recent years, that mission has grown to support a more sustainable urban mobility value chain. That mandate includes but is not limited to, the strategic integration of soft mobility solutions — including e-scooters and e-bikes as well as charging stations for all types of electric vehicles — into Indigo parking facilities. Currently, Indigo is one of the few national parking operators with a strong presence in every market where the sale of electric vehicles exceeds 10 percent.
“At Indigo, we are heartened by the Canadian government’s ambitious goal of ensuring all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035,” said John Laires, CEO at Indigo Park Canada. “Our goal is to play an active part in this effort by both encouraging the uptake of green mobility options and making those solutions more accessible. We thank the federal government for its generous support and the opportunity to collaborate on a more sustainable future for Canada.”
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