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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Feds promise $414K to N.W.T. to install up to 72 electric vehicle chargers

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘This is how we make a future where cars we drive won’t damage the environment we love’: MP McLeod.
  • On Wednesday, N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod declared during a virtual press conference that the federal government is setting $414,000.

A joint statement between the Northwest Territories government and the federal government might assist crack a “chicken before the egg issue” regarding electric car uptake in the region.

On Wednesday, N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod declared during a virtual press conference that the federal government is setting $414,000 toward a program to install up to 72 electric car charging stations in the region from its Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program fund.

“This is how we build a future where cars we drive won’t hurt the environment we adore,” McLeod stated.

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A joint statement between the Northwest Territories government and the federal government might assist crack a “chicken before the egg issue” regarding electric car uptake in the region

He was entered by Diane Archie, deputy premier and the N.W.T.’s infrastructure minister, along with Robert Sexton, the domain’s director of energy.

When questioned about the demand for more electric car infrastructure, Sexton said having the infrastructure is key to promoting people to change from fuel-powered cars.

Sexton said the program would be application-based, and the territory hopes it “will largely be focused” in the communities where there’s hydro in place.

Source – CBC News

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