New EV chargers coming to Mississauga, Caledon and Peel Region as part of $1.6M investment


Published June 15, 2022 at 8:18 pm

Nearly 70 more electrical vehicle chargers will be installed in Mississauga and Peel Region in part through Natural Resources Canada’s zero-emission vehicle infrastructure program (ZEVIP).

Peel Region Chair Nando Iannicca and two federal cabinet ministers, Transport Minister and Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, were part of the announcement on Wednesday. The total project cost is $1.6 million, with the region, City of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation and the Town of Caledon also chipping in toward the project. The federal government’s share is $525,000.

The projected completion for all 69 chargers is March 2024.

“The Region of Peel understands the importance of adopting electric vehicles in our community,” Iannicca said in a statement. “Driving ZEVs (zero-emisssion vehicles) is one of the most impactful choices Peel residents and businesses can make to help reduce their carbon footprint and address the climate emergency. The Region looks forward to continuing our work as part of the Peel Climate Change Partnership and accelerating ZEV uptake across the community.”

The federal government says it has an emission reduction target of 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, which is only eight years away.

Natural Resources Canada says, 25 per cent of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in Canada are caused by transportation.

The 2022 federal budget allocated $400 million to NRC in support of a government objective to add 50,000 chargers to Canada’s network. The federal government also offers rebates of up to $5,000 are helping more Canadians make the switch to an EV.

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