Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr announced a $120-million investment to expand the network of alternative fueling and charging stations across the nation as part of the Government’s efforts to encourage Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint.
The funding, which is part of Phase 2 of the Green Infrastructure Fund, will support the development of natural gas fueling stations, as well as hydrogen stations and electric chargers. The funding will also support the development of codes and standards.
The investment builds on the success of the initial $62.5-million Phase 1 investment in 2017 that provided funding for seven natural gas refueling stations. The new funding announcement brings the total investment to $182.5 million. Proposals are now being accepted for deployment and demonstration projects. A current list of all projects is available on the NRCan website.
“These investments support the ingenuity of Canadian electric vehicle and alternative fuel companies,” said Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “Green infrastructure is paving the way to a low-carbon future in both commercial and consumer markets.”
The Government of Canada has also worked with its U.S. counterparts to create a Canadian version of their Alternative Fueling Station Locator map to ensure that all Canadian drivers and fleet owners have the most current information at their fingertips.