The federal government is making a $350,000 investment to build seven electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in New Brunswick.
These latest fast chargers, built by the New Brunswick Power Corporation, were funded through Natural Resources Canada's Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI) and will span from Saint Stephen to Shediac to Campbellton.
Six of the chargers are now open to the public, with the last one in Fredericton scheduled to open this spring.
This investment will help bring the total number of government-funded EV fast chargers in New Brunswick to 29.
There will also be $45,000 in NRCan funding to support the development and delivery of an awareness and educational campaign through New Brunswick Power Corporation. The campaign aims to share information and increase awareness of low-carbon vehicles and fuels available in New Brunswick.
"NB Power is proud to help put in place the infrastructure needed to support the adoption of electric vehicles in our province," said Gaëtan Thomas, President and CEO of NB Power. "Since the launch of our public charging network for electric vehicles in 2017, we have made significant progress in expanding the network to cover the entire province and make New Brunswick the first fully connected province in Canada for electric vehicles."