Canada’s federal goverment has announced a six figure investment in electric vehicle infrastructure in Prince Edward Island.
Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Sean Casey, and Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Wayne Easter, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, announced a $300,000 investment to build six electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across Prince Edward Island.
These fast chargers, built by the Government of Prince Edward Island were funded through Natural Resource Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI). They will be the first level 3 EV fast chargers on the Island. All six of the chargers are scheduled to open in late 2019.
In the past weeks, the Government of Canada has pledged $350,000 to bring seven new fast chargers to the electric vehicle (EV) network in New Brunswick, bringing the total government funded chargers in the province to 29.
The funding is part of our Government’s $182.5-million investment to develop a coast-to-coast fast-charging network for EVs and establish natural gas stations along key freight corridors and hydrogen stations in metropolitan centres. This investment will also ensure Canada–U.S. alignment of standards for low-carbon vehicles and refuelling infrastructure.
The EVAFIDI program is also part of Canada’s $180-billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.