By Ellen Cools
January 12, 2018 — Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr has announced a $120 million investment to expand the network of electric vehicle charging and alternative refuelling stations across Canada.
The funding, which is part of phase two of the Green Infrastructure Fund, will support the deployment of electric chargers, natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations, the demonstration of new charging technologies and the development of codes and standards. Proposals are now being accepted for deployment and demonstration projects.
“These investments support the ingenuity of Canadian electric vehicle and alternative fuel companies,” said Carr. “Green infrastructure is paving the way to a low-carbon future in both commercial and consumer markets.”
This brings the government’s total investment to $182.5 million, building on the initial $62.5 million phase one investment in 2017 that provided funding for over 100 electric vehicle charging stations, seven natural gas refuelling stations and three hydrogen refuelling stations across Canada.