By CRM Staff
Toronto, Ontario — March 5, 2019 — The Canadian government will be donating $350,000 to build seven electric vehicle fast chargers in New Brunswick.
Karen Ludwig, a member of parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, announced the news Tuesday on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi.
“Our government is committed to greening Canadians’ transportation choices by building the infrastructure needed to drive electric and alternative fuel vehicles,” said Ludwig. “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 will bring the total number of government-funded EV fast chargers in New Brunswick to 29 since 2016. MP Ludwig also announced $45,000 in Natural Resource Council funding to support the development and delivery of awareness and educational campaign through New Brunswick Power Corporation. The campaign aims to share information and increase awareness of low-carbon vehicles and fuels available in New Brunswick.
The funding is part of the Canadian government’s $182.5 million investment to develop a coast-to-coast fast-charging network for EVs. The investment will align with Canadian and U.S. standards for low-emission vehicles and refueling infrastructure, making it more convenient for drivers to travel in North America using green vehicles.
“NB Power is proud to help put in place the infrastructure needed to support the adoption of electric vehicles in our province,” said Caetan Thomas, president, and CEO, NB Power. “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.”