Canada Invests in New Brunswick EV Network
Canada is working towards a low-carbon future, providing Canadians with more greener options to eliminate pollution over time.
Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest announced–on behalf of the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources–a $350,000 investment to build seven electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in New Brunswick.
MP Ludwig added: “Our government is committed to greening Canadians’ transportation choices by building the infrastructure needed to drive electric and alternative fuel vehicles. Electric vehicles are an essential part of Canada’s clean energy future, and we will continue to support projects like this that encourage their widespread adoption.”
This investment is part of the government’s ongoing expansion of Canada’s public EV network and has brought a total of 29 EV fast chargers to New Brunswick since 2016. The fast chargers will span from Saint Stephen to Shediac to Campbellton and were built by New Brunswick Power Corporation. They were also funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI).
“NB Power is proud to help put in place the infrastructure needed to support the adoption of electric vehicles in our province. Since the launch of our public charging network for electric vehicles in 2017, we have made significant progress in expanding the network to cover the entire province and make New Brunswick the first fully connected province in Canada for electric vehicles,” said Gaëtan Thomas, President and CEO, NB Power.
Six of the chargers are now open to the public with the seventh scheduled to be available for use in Fredericton this spring.
MP Ludwig reported that an additional $45,000 in NRCan funding will support the development and delivery of an awareness and education campaign through New Brunswick Power Corporation, and will aim to promote low-carbon vehicles and fuel options available in the province.
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