Government of Canada Investment Nearly Doubles EV Charging Stations in New Brunswick

OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2018 /CNW/ – As Canadians continue to make greener choices, the Government of Canada is making investments that will give them more options to drive clean.

Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Tracadie–Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. For today announced a $450,000 investment in NB Power’s eCharge Network. That’s nearly doubling the number of electric vehicle charging stations in New Brunswick to 19 from 10.

Charging the Chevy Volt at one of the the Hampton Inn's in Albany, NY <span style="font-size: inherit; color: var(--th-color-primary-base); font-family: var(--th-site-font-body);">MP Cormier also announced an additional $197,500 from the federal gas tax fund, bringing the federal contribution for the new stations to $647,000. In total, federal contribution for the electric vehicle charging station network in New Brunswick stands at $1,147,000 as part of the Government's efforts to encourage Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint.</span>

Charging the Chevy Volt at one of the the Hampton Inn’s in Albany, NY

MP Cormier also announced an additional $197,500 from the federal gas tax fund. Thereby bringing the federal contribution for the new stations to $647,000. In total, federal contribution for the electric vehicle charging station network in New Brunswick stands at $1,147,000 as part of the Government’s efforts to encourage Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint.

Funding for EV Charging

The Government has also committed more than $180 million. All to support electric and alternative fuel infrastructure across Canada. Moreover to expand the coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle fast chargers. Especially on the national highway system.

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Through Canada’s national energy dialogue, Generation Energy, Canadians made it clear that the transition to electric vehicles and lower-carbon alternatives is not a luxury but a necessity for Canada’s low-carbon future. Our government continues to support green infrastructure projects that will create jobs, advance Canada’s clean future and help us realize our domestic and international climate change goals.

Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie ̶ Bathurst<< e climate change action plan calls for a collaborative approach to creating the strategic infrastructure to support electric vehicles. As well as we’re proud to be a partner in such a progressive plan. Finally to build greener infrastructure and support the low-carbon economy.

Today’s announcement is exciting news. Finally it shows that by working together we’ve positioned New Brunswick. Moreover as a leader in supporting electric transportation by doubling EV charging!

Serge Rousselle, Minister of the Environment and Local Government, Province of New Brunswick<<< re very proud to spearhead this doubling EV charging effort first in Canada. By having a network of fast chargers throughout our province, it will give electric vehicles owners the peace of mind they need when they are traveling  from one point to another. It will reduce range anxiety.” ëtan Thomas, President and CEO, NB Power

SOURCE Natural Resources Canada