Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) applauds the federal government on the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative recently announced by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources. The $97-million program will invest in the electrification of transportation through electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, covering 50% of costs.
The program’s objective is to support energy technology innovation to produce and use energy in a cleaner and more efficient way. This initiative is a key component of the Government of Canada’s actions to achieve real emissions reductions, while maintaining Canada’s economic advantage and its ability to create jobs for Canadians. It will also help in the search for long-term solutions to reduce and eliminate air pollutants from energy production and use.
Al Cormier, President and CEO of EMC indicated that various EMC members that deal with this infrastructure aspect should be greatly encouraged to take advantage of this new federal announcement. “It will help Canadians take advantage of alternative methods of transportation. Promoting the electric mobility community, be it business, universities or individuals, is paramount to giving Canadian a choice in the energy used for their transportation needs, ” said Cormier.
EMC members represent a large value chain of electric drive, vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy providers, component suppliers, research institutions, government agencies and end users that will take part in the development of this initiative.
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