The Ontario government is putting $91 million toward the installation of electric vehicle chargers at various convenient locations. They will be installed at highway rest stops, carpool parking lots, parks, and hockey arenas. This is the first time the Progressive Conservative government has funded charging stations for electric vehicles.
The province will be introducing a Rural Connectivity Fund, in which municipalities can apply for funding to install these chargers in their communities. The Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford has been proposing the idea of the province producing electric vehicles. His strategy is to build at least 400,000 electric vehicles and hybrids in the province by 2030. There are also plans to establish a battery production facility.
Many Onroute rest stops will receive Electric vehicle charging stations by the summer. The projects are being completed by Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation. It doesn’t involve direct funding from the provincial government itself.
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