The federal government is making a $300,000 investment to build six electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across Prince Edward Island.

These fast chargers, built by the Government of Prince Edward Island were funded through Natural Resource Canada's Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI). They will be the first level 3 EV fast chargers on the Island. All six of the chargers are scheduled to open in late 2019.

The funding is part of a $182.5-million investment to develop a coast-to-coast fast-charging network for EVs and establish natural gas stations along key freight corridors and hydrogen stations in metropolitan centres. This investment will also ensure Canada–U.S. alignment of standards for low-carbon vehicles and refuelling infrastructure.

"We are investing in the installation of six electric vehicle charging stations in locations across the province to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the province and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Paula Biggar, minister of transportation, infrastructure and energy, for Prince Edward Island. "From O'Leary to Summerside to Souris, charging stations will help meet the Government of Prince Edward Island's sustainable transportation and Climate Change Action Plan goals."

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