The federal government is making a $4.6-million investment for Petro-Canada to help 92 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in its coast-to-coast network.
The first completed station, in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, will be part of a larger network of more than 50 Petro-Canada locations, each with two charging units on site.
This is part of the Government of Canada's $182.5-million investment through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI), to build a coast-to-coast charging network for electric vehicles and support other zero- and low-carbon demonstration and deployment projects. Over 500 fast chargers are built or planned this year, with hundreds more expected over the next two years.
This investment also includes support for the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies, as well as the development of binational (Canada and the United States) codes and standards for low-carbon vehicles and infrastructure.