Ottawa has granted $4 million to Propulsion Québec to install 680 new level 2 charging stations for electric vehicles in Québec.
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“Investments like the one announced [jeudi] in Quebec for the installation of charging stations will enable more Canadians to embark on the path to a carbon-neutral future and will help us achieve our climate objectives,” Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in a press release.
The charging stations should be installed by March 31, 2024 in streets and public places, but also in building parking lots or workplaces.
The beneficiaries will be chosen by Propulsion Québec through a transparent process.
“By focusing on innovative projects such as the electrification of our transportation and promoting the adoption of cleaner energy processes, we are investing in the well-being of future generations,” said Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and Climate change.
Nearly $1 billion has been invested by Ottawa since 2015 to make electric vehicles more affordable and charging stations more accessible.
Remember that Canada’s objective is for all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada from 2035 to be zero-emission vehicles.