KINGSTON, ON, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Electric and alternative fuel vehicles play a key role in Canada's low-carbon future. As Canadians continue to make greener choices, our government is delivering more options for them to drive where they need to go while reducing pollution.
Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen, on behalf of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced a $100,000 investment to build two electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in downtown Kingston.
Built by the Corporation of the City of Kingston and partially funded through Natural Resources Canada's Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, these chargers will be among the first Level 3 fast chargers in Kingston. Both are scheduled to open this fall.
The funding is part of the Government's $182.5-million investment to develop a coast-to-coast 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 regulations for low-carbon vehicles and refuelling infrastructure.
Through Canada's national energy dialogue, Generation Energy, Canadians made it clear that the transition to electric vehicles is a necessity for Canada's low-carbon future. The Government of Canada continues to support green infrastructure projects that will create good jobs, advance Canada's green future and help us reach our domestic and international climate targets.
"The move to electric vehicles is an integral part of our move toward a clean energy future. Our government is proud to invest in EV fast-charging stations in Kingston that will provide cleaner transportation options for its residents and visitors."
Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands
"We've made significant investments in electric vehicle charging stations in an effort to reduce our community's carbon footprint. That's why I'm pleased that the federal government is investing in two fast chargers in downtown Kingston. This will help us reach our ambitious clean energy goals even faster."
Mayor of Kingston
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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada
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