The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Stations
BRAMPTON, ON. (August 17, 2017) – Today, together with Natural Resources Canada, the Region of Peel announced the Government of Canada has provided $100,000 in funding electric vehicle fast charging stations at two Region of Peel sites (10 Peel Centre Drive and 7120 Hurontario), through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.
"Increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations will encourage more Ontarians to make cleaner transportation choices. Green infrastructure in the transportation sector is an important element of our government's plan to build a clean economy while creating well-paying middle-class jobs for Canadians," said Ramesh Sangha, the Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.
Electric vehicle drivers will now have access to DC Fast Chargers, which are capable of providing 80 per cent vehicle battery charge in as little as 20 minutes. This service will be available to those visiting the following sites:
- 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, P1 level, north side
- 7120 Hurontario St., Mississauga, north parking lot
"We are very pleased to offer electric vehicle charging stations at our frequently visited facilities," said Region of Peel Chair Frank Dale. "The initiative supports Council's priority to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change. Use of electric vehicles is important to reducing greenhouse gases, and adding charging stations throughout Peel will hopefully encourage more people to make the switch from gas to electric vehicles."
Electric vehicle charging at the Region of Peel is an initiative of the Region's Office of Climate Change Energy Management, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation's Partners in Project Green. The installation of Peel's DC Fast Chargers was made possible with funding from Natural Resources Canada.
From left to right: The Region of Peel's Commissioner of Corporate Services, Lorraine Graham-Watson charges an electric vehicle with Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre, Ramesh Sangha and Region of Peel employee Elizabeth Isajiw.
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The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and over 155,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.