EV Charging Station News
NRC Canada Zero Emission funding for Commercial and Public Fleets
Posted: June 23rd, 2021
Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative is deploying the next round of funding, for a limited time only.
Geared towards supporting the establishment of a coast-to-coast LEVEL 2 and DC Fast charge network for electric vehicles, the program will fund fifty percent (50%) of Total Project Costs up to a maximum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) per Project.
WASP can offer your organization support to determine the ideal EV charging infrastructure best suited to your needs and navigate the application process.
Submissions must be received by September 8th, 2021.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s 14-station EV charging network now online
Posted: Aug 30, 2021
If you live in Canada’s eastern-most province, you’ll be happy to know that you can now drive an electric vehicle (EV) from one end to the other without needing to worry about charging.
The 14 new Level-3 stations come from Newfoundland Hydro, though they’re on the lower end of this tier of charging with only a 62.5Kw rating. This provides EVs with roughly 302km of ranger per hour of charge. It’s also worth noting that there’s a station every 100kms, and it should cost around $15 to top up your EV to 80%.
EV charging station installations initiatives for Canadians
Posted: Sept 14, 2021
Did you know that most Canadian Provincial governments have created financial programs (rebates, loans, discounts, etc) for those home owners, organizations, communities and municipalities who whish to install Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Level 2 AC chargers, which typically take a few hours to fully charge an EV, are a necessity as they allow drivers to charge while at destinations, such as ones residence, places of work, shopping malls, business districts and tourist attractions.
According to Natural Resources Canada, there are now 6,007 electric vehicle charging stations in Canada. This includes 5,255 Level 2 EV charging stations and 964 DC fast EV charging stations.