NRCan providing $316K for EV chargers in Indigenous communities
“Let’s hit the pedal on electric-powered transport.”
By Anthony Capkun
March 3, 2022 – Natural Resources Canada announced a $316,250 investment in Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) to support the installation of up to 10 Level 2 chargers and 15 fast chargers in about 20 Indigenous communities across Canada.
“Accelerating into a sustainable mobility future is essential to combating climate change, offering new opportunities for Indigenous communities across Canada,” said Chris Henderson, executive director, ICE. “Let’s hit the pedal on electric-powered transport.”
The funding comes via NRCan’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
ICE will select recipients “through a transparent process, based on demand”. All EV chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets and at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets by March 2023.