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NRCan providing $316K for EV chargers in Indigenous communities

March 3, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

“Let’s hit the pedal on electric-powered transport.”

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.

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