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18 March 2019

Canadian gov invests in PEI’s EV charging infrastructure

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

The Canadian government has committed CAN$300,000 to develop six electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Prince Edward Island (PEI) province.

The funding is part of the government’s CAN$182.5 million investment to develop a fast-charging network for EVs and establish natural gas stations along roads and hydrogen stations in metropolitan areas. It recently made a similar investment in Vancouver.

The chargers, built by the Government of PEI, were funded through Natural Resource Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, a programme which falls under Canada’s CAN$180 billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.

Sean Casey, member of parliament for the capital of PEI, Charlottetown, says: “Our government will continue to work with municipal and provincial governments to support green infrastructure projects to encourage widespread adoption.”

The chargers are scheduled to open in late 2019.

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