The federal government recently announced investments to boost electric vehicle charging stations on the East Coast.
Local Member of Parliament Serge Cormier announced a total of nearly $650,000 to go towards new charging stations in New Brunswick. The government is putting the money towards NB Power’s eCharge Network to bring the number of EV charging stations from 10 to 19. In total, the feds have invested almost $1.15 million into the provincial utility corporation.
The federal government has earmarked more than $180 million to support infrastructure for electric and alternative fuel across the country.
“Expanding the network of electric vehicle charging stations, in New Brunswick and across the country, will give Canadians more transportation options and help put more clean vehicles on our roads and highways,” Cormier said.
“We are very proud to spearhead this first in Canada,” added Gaetan Thomas, NB Power’s president and chief executive officer. “By having a network of fast chargers throughout our province, it will give electric vehicles owners the peace of mind they need when they are travelling from one point to another. It will reduce range anxiety.”