Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Initiative, the Government of Canada is investing $96.4M to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast charging network for electric vehicles, natural gas stations along key freight corridors and stations for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in metropolitan centres, $76.1M to support the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies as well as $10M for the development of binational (Canada and the United States) codes and standards for low-carbon vehicles and infrastructure. Budget 2016 provided $16.4M for Phase 1 of the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative. Upon successful completion in March 2018, this initial investment will result in over 100 new publicly accessible electric vehicle fast chargers, seven natural gas and three hydrogen refuelling stations in seven Provinces, surpassing all initial targets.

To continue this effort, Budget 2017 announced an additional $80M of funding over the next four years for Phase 2 of this Initiative. This will allow the Government of Canada to focus on completing the coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle fast chargers on the national highway system, continue to deploy natural gas refuelling stations along key freight corridors and establish hydrogen stations in key metropolitan centres.

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