Ottawa--This week the Government of Canada, through the The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced a $120-million investment to expand the network of electric vehicle charging and alternative refuelling stations across the nation as part of the Government’s efforts to encourage Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint.
The funding will include electric, hybrid, natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as well as hydrogen refuelling stations.
The funding, is part of Phase 2 of the Green Infrastructure Fund, and brings the total investment, since 2017 to $182.5 million.
The Phase 1 investment in 2017 provided funding for more than 100 electric vehicle fast-charging stations, seven natural gas refuelling stations and three hydrogen refuelling stations across Canada. It is also funding 10 demonstration projects and the building of another 200 next-generation electric vehicle charging stations.
Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, said, “These investments support the ingenuity of Canadian electric vehicle and alternative fuel companies. Green infrastructure is paving the way to a low-carbon future in both commercial and consumer markets.”
Two of the projects related to hydrogen fuel cells are;
- Hydrogenics Corporation Incorporated is building 2 hydrogen refuelling stations in Ontario and Quebec for a total funding of $1,625,000
- HTEC Hydrogen Technology and Energy is builing 1 hydrogen refuelling staion in British Columbia for a total funding of $1,000,000
The Government of Canada is also working with its U.S. counterparts to create a Canadian version of their Alternative Fueling Station Locator map.