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Canada to Install 853 New EV Chargers with $32 Million Investment

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According to Tesla North, the Canadian government has just announced an investment of over $32 million CAD as part of #EVWeekinCanada, earmarked for the installation of 853 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the country. The numbers come from Natural Resources Canada, a department of the federal government.

Celebrating the announcement in a tweet, Minister of Heritage Steven Guilbeault (@s_guilbeault) also noted that Canadians can now drive coast-to-coast, from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s, Newfoundland, in an EV without any difficulty finding a place to charge up.

“We’re giving Canadians the greener options they want to get to where they need to go. We’re building a coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle charging stations from St. John’s to Victoria, and raising ZEV awareness. This is how we get to net-zero by 2050,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, in a statement.

Here’s a breakdown of the announced investment, courtesy of Tesla North:

According to the federal government, the investments made in charging infrastructure so far “will result in more than 17,000 new charging stations available to Canadians.”

While significant rebates from the federal government and on a provincial level have made battery-electric vehicles more affordable for Canadians, the lack of charging stations has proven to be a hurdle in EV adoption. This new initiative will certainly help alleviate those concerns for many.

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