The federal government is investing $12.7 million into electric vehicle charging initiatives, including a Hydro One project that directly affects heavy-duty trucks, reports Today’s Trucking.
Hydro One will receive $4.95 million through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program to develop a pilot project for heavy-duty electric truck charging stations, establishing a model that could be used by other utilities and businesses.
“We’re integrating sustainability practices into all aspects of our business as part of our vision for a better and brighter future by developing innovative solutions such as our electric heavy-duty vehicle pilot to help achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” said Jason Rakochy, Hydro One senior vice-president – strategy and growth.
The federal government says it has since 2015 invested more than $1 billion to make electric vehicles more affordable and charging infrastructure more locally accessible.
“We’re giving Canadians the greener options they want to get to where they need to go. We’re building a coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle charging stations from St. John’s to Victoria. This is how we get to net zero by 2050,” says Seamus O’Regan Jr., minister of natural resources.
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