New EV Chargers For Electric Cars Coming To Ontario Hospitals As Part Of Canada’s Effort To Reduce Pollution

Reducing pollution from the transportation sector is critical to Canada achieving its climate targets.

That’s why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EV) in Ontario and across the country.

Today, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and to the Minister of Sport, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $165,000 investment in Halton Healthcare to install a total of 36 EV chargers at hospitals in Oakville, Milton and Georgetown, Ontario.

PS van Koeverden was joined by Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety.

This investment, which will make EV charging more accessible, will be funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).

Halton Healthcare is also contributing $168,500 toward this project, bringing the total program cost to $333,500. The project is in line with the organization’s Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan, which encourages emission reductions by hospital staff and visitors. All EV chargers have been installed.

Since 2015, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessible for Canadians. These investments are supporting the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work and play, while federal rebates of up to $5,000 are helping more Canadians make the switch to an EV.

These investments are yet another step in reaching Canada’s target of ensuring all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035. And just like investments in everything from clean technology to nature protection, today’s announcement is part of achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change goals that build a cleaner, healthier and affordable future for all Canadians.

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