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Ottawa funding electric vehicle charging stations on P.E.I.

The federal government announced Monday morning it will contribute funding for six electric vehicle charging stations across P.E.I.

Charging stations were previously announced in provincial capital budget

It will be easier to get your electric car charged on P.E.I. by the end of the year. (Randy McAndrew/CBC)

The federal government announced Monday morning it will contribute funding for six electric vehicle charging stations across P.E.I.

The six charging stations will be built as a joint project between the province and Ottawa, and were previously announced in the provincial capital budget. Monday's announcement included where the stations will be built.

  • Tim Hortons in O'Leary.
  • Maritime Electric Service Centre in Summerside.
  • Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton.
  • Canadian Tire in Charlottetown.
  • Wood Islands Area Development Corporation.
  • Irving in Souris.

"Our government will continue to work with municipal and provincial governments to support green infrastructure projects to encourage widespread adoption," said Charlottetown MP Sean Casey in a news release.

The provincial government committed $730,000 to six electric vehicle charging stations in its fall capital budget. With Monday's announcement the federal government will pick up $300,000 of that, reducing the provincial contribution to $430,000.

Each station will include one Level-3 charger and one Level-2 charger. There are another six Level-2 chargers included in the project, but their locations are still to be determined. Last week Environment Minister Richard Brown said those stations would be ready for the summer. Efficiency PEI said Monday some of the stations will be ready during the summer, and they will all be completed by the end of the year.

The federal contribution is from the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.

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