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Electric vehicle chargers coming to Dufferin County, Ontario

Christian Fernsby |
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of over $289,000 to Dufferin County to install 44 electric vehicle (EV) chargers for its vehicle fleet and residents as part of the journey to a net zero future.

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The County also invested over $338,000, bringing the total project cost to over $627,000. The chargers will be available by the end of 2022.

Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, the chargers will increase Ontario’s EV infrastructure while supporting the County’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan, which found that its vehicle fleet accounted for almost 40 percent of its total greenhouse gas emissions.

Since 2015, Canada has made an historic investment of over $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more accessible. The federal government also provides incentives of up to $5,000 to help Canadians buy EVs and full tax write offs for businesses purchasing them.

These investments have helped establish a coast to coast network of fast chargers and charging networks, as well as localized networks in communities where Canadians live and work and play. These investments also support Canada’s mandatory target of 100 percent zero emission light duty vehicle sales by 2035.

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