More than 2,000 new electric-vehicle chargers will be installed across the Greater Toronto Area as Natural Resources Canada approves infrastructure spending for a series of 32 charging initiatives centred on Toronto.
Feds spending $14.9M on 2,000 EV chargers in the Greater Toronto Area
Smaller scale installations in multi-unit residential buildings are part of the plan
Chargers at a Glance
Large charging initiatives to receive backing
City of Toronto
- 369 Level 2
- 42 Level 3
City of Brampton
- 162 Level 2
- 12 Level 3
Toronto Parking Authority
- 359 Level 2
- Seven Level 3
First Capital Asset Management
- 217 Level 2
- 165 Level 2
The latest tranche of Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) funding from Ottawa totals $14.9 million, NRCan said Feb. 3.
It will partially cover the cost of more than 500 public chargers to be installed by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA), as well as hundreds of charging stations planned by a range of real estate companies carving out space in residential parking garages for EV infrastructure.
About 2,100 of the 2,350 chargers approved Feb. 3 will be in the GTA.
The largest share of the funding, about $5.3 million, will go to the City of Toronto and the city-owned TPA, which are scaling up charging infrastructure to encourage EV adoption.
A further $1.7 million has been awarded to the City of Brampton to support the suburban city’s fleet charging strategy.
Smaller scale installations in multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) account for most of the remaining funding, though several real estate developers are planning charger rollouts to their portfolios of buildings across Canada. A handful of fleet- and workplace-oriented installations are also covered.
A complete project list is available here.
NRCan’s ZEVIP program typically covers 50 per cent of charging infrastructure installation costs, meaning the total investment in the 32 charging initiatives amounts to roughly $30 million.