The federal government will invest $50,000 in the City of North Vancouver to install an electric vehicle (EV) fast charger with the goal of boosting the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), according to an announcement from the Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan Jr.
“Canadians want greener options to get to where they need to go,” said O’Regan Jr. “We’re making EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure readily available, allowing Canadians to be in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future.”
The project is funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative. The fast charger is currently available for public use and offers quick access to the TransCanada Highway for those travelling between Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.
In addition to the federal investment, the City of North Vancouver and the Government of British Columbia also contributed to the project through the CleanBC Go Electric Program, which helped bring the total project cost to $140,000.
“Choosing the sustainable option should be easy,” said Linda Buchanan
Mayor of the City of North Vancouver. “We’re making investments in sustainable transportation so that it’s more accessible to people while furthering our goal of creating a more vibrant community and a healthy, natural environment for future generations.”