New funding for EV charging stations

The Toronto Atmospheric fund has obtained $2 million for 300 EV charging stations in the GTA and Hamilton region.

A Toronto non-profit has partnered with Natural Resources Canada to create a fund to make it easier for municipalities and agencies to build electric vehicle charging stations.

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) says the initiative, announced Tuesday,  is being dubbed the "EV Station Fund" and will support the installation of up to 300 charging stations.

"We have $2 million in new funding to be made available for a lot of groups across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area to build our electric vehicle charging infrastructure," said Ian Klesmer, director of strategy and grants with TAF.

The funding comes more than two years after the City of Toronto launched its own electric vehicle strategy. While the city says it's still on track to meet some of its goals, some say it needs to ramp up the installation of charging stations significantly to encourage more people to make the transition to electric vehicles.

Read the full article at CBC

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