12 New Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers Coming to B.C.
June 28, 2019
Global Korean Post
Canadians’ quality of life — and future growth — are deeply tied to the environment.
Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna — Lake Country, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, announced a $600,000 investment to FortisBC Inc. for 12 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in British Columbia. The announcement was made at the Kelowna International Airport, which houses two of the 12 fast-charging stations.
The funding is provided by Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, which aims to establish a coast-to-coast network of fast-chargers along the national highway system, natural gas refueling stations along key freight corridors and hydrogen refueling stations in major metropolitan areas. It is part of the Government of Canada’s more than $180-billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.
The Government of British Columbia is also contributing $300,000 towards the fast-chargers through its Clean Energy Vehicle Public Fast Charging Program.
Canada is committed to a clean energy future that guarantees good middle-class jobs and a strong economy and ensures that our country remains a destination of choice for international investment. This builds on the Generation Energy Council Report submitted to the Government of Canada. The report proposed principles on how to build our energy future in a way that ensures the economy and environment go hand in hand.