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Canadian Government invests $7 million in electric vehicles

On Monday, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne that the Government of Canada will invest up to $7 million to develop advanced electric-vehicle charging stations across Canada.

The ministers made the announcement at the Shawinigan plant of AddEnergie, the Quebec-based electric-vehicle charging company that will receive the funding.

With the money, they will be installing 1,000 new charging stations across Canada by 2019 and will develop the next generation of fast-charging stations.

“Electric cars are becoming cheaper and more efficient and are part of the solution to fight climate change,” said McKenna. “By investing in charging stations, our government can make these cars an easier choice for Canadians.”

Almost a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions currently come from the transportation sector.

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