The federal government today announced a $1-million investment to support the installation of up to 200 EV chargers across the Yukon.
This investment will be funded through the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
The Government of Yukon will select recipients through a transparent process, based on demand. After which, EV chargers will be installed in public places, multi-unit residential buildings, on streets, at workplaces or facilities for servicing light-duty vehicle fleets throughout Yukon by March 31, 2023.
“Increasing the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in our communities will make it easier for the Yukon to transition to an electrified and decarbonized transportation industry,” said John Streicker, Yukon Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
Since 2015, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and charging more accessible for Canadians. The investments are supporting the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and providing rebates of up to $5,000 to help more Canadians buy EVs.
Canada’s target of ensuring all passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035 is critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change goals.