Canada Invests in EV Technologies
Funded through the Green Infrastructure Program, two new projects will provide data for future clean energy initiatives throughout Canada.
Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, has announced investments totalling $2 million for Quebec-based Mogile Technologies to develop two separate electric vehicle infrastructure solutions in Quebec.
The first project will test new technology designed to reduce peak period demand on the power grid. It will also allow utilities to adjust power output and pricing at charging stations based on predicted load use.
The second project will develop a single account for electric vehicle drivers to pay for the use of any charging station, making payment easier for drivers while improving the business model for charging infrastructure operators.
“To get more Canadians on the roads in electric vehicles right now, we have to simplify the charging experience,” said Simon Ouellette, CEO, Mogile Technologies. “To make these choices ubiquitous in the future, we need to build an infrastructure that optimizes available energy resources.”