King Township’s network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is about to get a jolt thanks to a grant from the federal government.
King has secured a $200,000 grant from the Ministry of Natural Resources which, when added to the Township’s $300,000 contribution, will allow for the installation of between 10 and 12 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Township amounting to over 20 charging connectors.
“The funding from the Ministry of Natural Resources will help us continue to build on King Township’s green legacy,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “We know electric vehicles are the future of personal transportation. That’s why we’ve started to put in the infrastructure in place now that will allow our residents convenient access to charging stations.”
King Township currently has three electric vehicle charging stations at the Municipal Centre at 2585 King Road in King City which are compatible with most current EV models.
The new chargers will be a combination of Level 3 fast chargers and Level 2 chargers that will be able to charge most electric vehicle models. The new stations will also generate data on usage and EV uptake in specific locations to better understand how to plan for growth. The plan is to place them at municipal facilities in King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.
The installation of the charging stations is planned for this year.
“This improved network is just the latest action we’re taking on improving our community’s overall sustainability,” said Mayor Pellegrini.
King is also drafting a Climate Action Plan with hopes to be implemented in Q1 2021. It’s a community-wide plan to best mitigate, adapt and improve resilience to the effects and impacts of climate change on a local level both in the near and far term. This plan aims to provide a framework of future priorities, actions, studies and pilots.
For more information on the plan, watch two recent webinars and provide feedback please visit https://speaking.king.ca/climate-action-plan.
Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: email@example.com