The Canadian government was to expand the number of zero emission vehicles in Canada and it’s investing up to $7 million to develop advanced electric vehicle charging stations across the country.
AddEnergie, a Quebec company, will receive funding to develop recharging stations.
“This support will help us strengthen our position as a Canadian leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles and allow us to work with other innovative companies to shape the future of transportation,” says Louis Tremblay, president and CEO of AddEnergie.
“This federal investment of up to $7 million to support AddEnergie, a flagship of Mauricie, will help position us as world leaders in clean energy in the years to come,” adds François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain. That’s more great news for economic growth and job creation in our region.”
According to the Canadian government, close to a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions currently come from the transportation sector. The Federal government’s 2016 budget outlined funding of $62.5 million for instrastructure for alternative transportation fuels, including charging infrastructure for electric vehicles as well as natural gas and hydrogen refueling stations.