From mining, to manufacturing, to charging, Canadian companies and workers are attracting historic investment in the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. When electric vehicles are made from Canadian minerals, assembled by Canadian automotive workers, and engineered by Canadian workers, we secure and create jobs, grow our economy and keep our our clean air now and in the future.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, visited EV charger manufacturer FLO’s facility in Shawinigan, Quebec, to highlight the chargers made in Canada. Canadian workers lead every step of the EV supply chain, from mining and processing key minerals, to building EVs and batteries, to building charging infrastructure. To make EVs more accessible to Canadians, the Government of Canada is investing more than $1.2 billion in projects to build nearly 84,500 EVs by 2027, of which thousands are already in operation. This is in addition to stations supported by investment from the province, territory and the private sector.
While in Quebec, the Prime Minister will visit the Hydrogen Research Institute (HRI) at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, which conducts research on technologies to support the storage, production and use of hydrogen. The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is supporting the development of Canadian hydrogen stations and supply chains, to help reduce emissions from transportation, including trucking and marine transportation. The development and use of more hydrogen technology not only creates jobs and economic growth, but also helps reduce pollution and fight climate change. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, is attending both events.
Canadian workers and companies are already leading the way in clean energy and technology, and the components that go into it. As demand continues to grow, establishing Canada as a reliable supplier of clean technology will create more Canadian jobs, grow our economy and reduce pollution to combat climate change.
“Paying for Canadian-made electric vehicles is a win-win: not only do they support good middle-class jobs and position Canada as a world leader in clean technology, but it also makes it easier for them to choose an EV. Canadian. next car. Going electric saves families money on monthly bills, while keeping the air clean for generations to come.”
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play. Investing in more EV infrastructure will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-free future and help meet our climate goals.
“As we can see here at FLO in Shawinigan, our region has the talent the world needs. Thanks to Louis Tremblay and everyone at FLO, it’s clear that Canadian innovation is helping to build a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable economy, and strengthening our position in a global leader in the EV supply chain.
A quick fact
- Today’s visit is the third day of the Prime Minister’s tour to highlight Canada’s strong EV supply chain, from sourcing to manufacturing. The prime minister’s visit also included a visit to Saskatoon to highlight Canadian leadership in natural resources – key components of clean technology ‒ and a stop in Windsor to highlight Canadian EV and EV battery production .
- Canada moves toward installing 50,000 new EV chargers backed by $400 million in investment and $500 million in financing through the Canada Infrastructure Bank, in addition to the 34,500 EV chargers already funded the federal government.
- Canada currently has nearly 20,000 public service stations at 8,249 subscription sites across the country.
- With 75,000 fast EV charging stations and level 2 installed across North America, FLO is a network manufacturer and operator of electric vehicle charging solutions. Founded and based in Quebec in 2009 as AddÉnergie, FLO is now the leader in smart charging solutions for electric vehicles in Canada and is expanding into international markets, demonstrating its ability to Canada and innovation.
- Last month, the Government of Canada released proposed regulations that set zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales targets for manufacturers and importers of new cars, SUVs and pickup trucks. The rules require that at least 20 percent of new vehicles sold in Canada will be zero emission by 2026, at least 60 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2035. to buy a ZEV.
- To help more Canadians buy ZEVs, the government is investing $1.7 billion to extend the Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Incentive Program until March 2025, and expand the range of eligible vehicles in the program, to include more vans, trucks and cars. SUVs. The program provides up to $5,000 toward the purchase or lease of a ZEV. To date, more than 185,160 incentives have been awarded to Canadians and businesses.
- The Green Shipping Program, the medium and heavy-duty ZEVAI, and the Campaign for Medium- and Heavy-duty Zero Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) to reduce emissions by helping businesses and communities across the country will convert to ZEV.