Federal Investment for New EV Chargers Across Prince Edward Island

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May 10, 2024

Making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) is a win-win for families looking to save money while reducing pollution. Due to cheaper refuelling and lower maintenance costs, most EVs cost less than their gas engine counterparts over their lifetime. The widespread shift to electric-powered transportation also poses a tremendous economic opportunity, creating manufacturing jobs across Canada.

Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on behalf ofthe Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and alongside the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, announced a federal investment of $1.4 million to the Government of Prince Edward Island to install 13 fast chargers across the province.

The chargers are expected to be installed by September 2025 and will help EV drivers get to where they need to go with confidence and ease. Before hitting the roads, Canadians can easily map out their route by consulting Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator

To help drivers make the switch, the Government of Canada is supporting the deployment of a coast-to-coast-to-coast network of charging stations along highways and in communities’ public places, on-street, in multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces and for vehicle fleets. To date, NRCan investments are helping to deploy over 42,000 EV chargers across the country where they are most needed.

Federal funding for these projects was provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. This investment supports commitments included in the recent Electric Vehicle Availability Standardwhich proposed to further accelerate the production of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). This production aims to increase the supply of ZEVs made available to Canadians, ultimately contributing to the national target of all vehicles sales being ZEV by 2035.

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