NRCan Marks EV Milestone

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Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, on behalf of Natural Resources Canada, celebrates the official opening of the 100th government-funded EV fast charger with Cadillac Fairview and AddEnergie representatives. (Photo: NRCan)

100th EV fast charger located in Toronto.

Natural Resources Canada has announced the official opening of the 100th electric vehicle (EV) fast charger, located at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre.

The Canadian Government has provided $750,000 to AddÉnergie, through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, to build 15 EV fast chargers at Cadillac Fairview shopping malls across the country. The 15 chargers, located in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, are open to the public.

The funding is part of the government’s $182.5-million investment to develop a coast-to-coast charging network for EVs, establish natural gas stations along key routes and stations for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in metropolitan areas and showcase innovative solutions for charging infrastructure.

“It is essential that we make driving electric as easy and convenient as possible for Canadians because of the importance of lowering our transportation greenhouse gas emissions,” said Travis Allan, VP of Public Affairs and General Counsel, AddEnergie and its subsidiary FLO. “This collaboration by Cadillac Fairview, FLO and NRCan, under Canada’s forward-thinking program to facilitate charging infrastructure deployment, demonstrates what is possible when government and industry leaders share a commitment to supporting electric vehicle adoption and offering greener transportation alternatives.”

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