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Canada: Govt. invests $7 million to develop electric-vehicle charging stations to support tackling climate change

Author: Environment and Climate Change Canada , Published on: 1 March 2017

"Government of Canada invests up to $7 million in electric vehicles to tackle climate change and to support good jobs for Canadians", 27 Feb 2017

The Government of Canada is committed to creating the clean-growth economy we need…That is why [it] is investing in clean and efficient transportation now so that Canadian families can live in healthier, more productive communities. Today…[it was] announced that the Government of Canada will invest up to $7 million to develop advanced electric-vehicle charging stations across Canada. The ministers made the announcement at the Shawinigan plant of AddEnergie, the Quebec-based electric-vehicle charging company that will receive the funding. AddEnergie will use the investment for projects to install more than 1,000 new charging stations across Canada by 2019 and to develop the next generation of fast-charging stations and other innovative technologies that will help get more charging stations in homes, businesses, and cities. Today's announcement follows through on the commitment… to expand the number of zero-emission vehicles on Canadian roads...

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