New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to the University of Guelph


New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to the University of Guelph


Oct. 13, 2020

Global Korean Post


The new chargers will be added to the existing 25 Level 2 EV charging stations installed on campus. The University of Guelph is contributing $106,650 toward this project, for a total project value of $206,650.


$100,000 of federal funding for this project is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program as part of the government’s commitment to reach its ambitious target of 100 percent of passenger vehicle sales being of zero-emission vehicles by 2040.


Government of Canada is reducing emissions at the University of Guelph by upgrading the campus heating system.

Approximately $640,000 from the Low Carbon Economy Fund will support the University of Guelph’s heating system upgrades. This expansion of the campus flue gas heat recovery system will reduce emissions by decreasing the natural gas used for heating the university centre building and improving heat recovery efficiency through the installation of heat pumps.


Over the lifetime of this project, the University of Guelph will see a cumulative reduction of about 62,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – equivalent to removing approximately 19,000 passenger cars off the road for one year.