The federal government is contributing $491,000 towards a $2,091,326 project to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging station project at Pearson International Airport.

The project will build a new fast-charging hub to support a fleet of electric shuttle buses at the nation's busiest airport. The project will identify barriers and strategies for electric bus adoption and serve as a model for airports across the country.

This is part of the Government of Canada's $182.5-million investment to build a coast-to-coast charging network for EVs and support other zero- and low-carbon demonstration and deployment projects as well as develop binational (Canada and the United States) codes and standards. Over 800 EV fast chargers are already built or being planned, with hundreds more expected over the next two years.

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