March 22, 2022 4:08pm
The Ontario government is providing $91 million to help make electric vehicle (EV) chargers more accessible to the public across the province.
The Minister of Transportation said providing all Ontarians with convenient, public access to fast and reliable charging will help ensure Made-in-Ontario electric vehicles are the top choice for both passenger and commercial drivers.
Caroline Mulroney added this funding will add more EV chargers all across Ontario, including highway rest stops, carpool parking lots, Ontario Parks and in community hubs like hockey arenas and municipal parks.
The province said it will also introduce the Rural Connectivity Fund to provide rural municipalities the opportunity to apply for provincial funding to support the installation of EV chargers in their communities. Once launched, the new program would put communities in the driver’s seat and ensure EV chargers are placed at local points of interest.
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