Hamilton gets money from the feds for 40 new electric vehicle charging stations

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Published July 30, 2021 at 6:26 pm

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The federal government is giving the City of Hamilton $200,000 to install 40 electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

The announcement was made Friday (Jul 30) by local MP and Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi.

“Our government knows that electric vehicles will play a key role in reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and that’s why we are making it easier for Canadians to drive electric,” said Tassi.

“Our investment of $200,000 to install 40 electric vehicle chargers will make it easier for Hamiltonians to charge their cars and expands our growing web of charging stations across our ambitious city and our country.”

Hamilton is also contributing $251,400 toward this project bringing the total to $451,400.

“Since 2015, our government has worked to provide Canadians with more transportation options, because we know that supporting green infrastructure can help get us to our net-zero emissions targets by 2050,” added Tassi.

The new chargers are scheduled to be available by Dec. 2021.

“Electric vehicles play a key role in building a clean energy future and ensuring that people live in healthy and productive communities,” said Jason Thorne, General Manager, Planning and Economic Development Department. “The addition of 40 new electric vehicle charging spaces across our community is an exciting step in that direction.”

According to chargehub.com, Hamilton currently has 104 public charging station ports.

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