Kingston and the Islands M.P. Mark Gerretsen announced today – on behalf of Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi – that $100,000 will be invested to build two electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in downtown Kingston.
“The move to electric vehicles is an integral part of our move toward a clean energy future,” said Gerretsen in a release. “Our government is proud to invest in EV fast-charging stations in Kingston that will provide cleaner transportation options for its residents and visitors.”
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Mayor Bryan Paterson says significant investments have been made in electric vehicle charging stations in an effort to reduce the community’s carbon footprint.
“That’s why I’m pleased that the federal government is investing in two fast chargers in downtown Kingston,” he added. “This will help us reach our ambitious clean energy goals even faster.”
The chargers are scheduled to open in the fall and will be built by the Corporation of the City of Kingston. The installation is partially funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.