CHARLOTTETOWN, March 11, 2019 – Canada’s climate plan is working for our planet, and it is working for Canadians. Electric and alternative fuel vehicles play a key role in our 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 Charlottetown, Sean Casey, and Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Wayne Easter, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced a $300,000 investment to build six electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across Prince Edward Island.
These fast chargers, built by the Government of Prince Edward Island were funded through Natural Resource Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI). They will be the first level 3 EV fast chargers on the Island. All six of the chargers are scheduled to open in late 2019.
The funding is part of our Government’s $182.5-million investment to develop a coast-to-coast fast-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 standards for low-carbon vehicles and refuelling infrastructure.
The EVAFIDI program is also part of Canada’s $180-billion Investing in Canadainfrastructure plan.
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. Our Government continues to support green infrastructure projects that will create good jobs, advance Canada’s clean future and help us reach our domestic and international climate targets.