Indigo Park Canada announced that the Government of Canada supplying over $2.4 million to support the installation of 500 Level 2 EV chargers in iIndigo Park Canada’s owned, leased and some of its managed parking facilities across British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick by March 2024.
Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, Indigo will also be investing over $2.4 million towards this initiative, bringing the total project cost to over $4.8 million. All told, these funds will help underpin the transition from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles.
“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play,” said the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources. “Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals.”
In the next 10 years, Indigo will be taking on an even more active role in the deployment of EV charging stations in its parking lots, especially leased and owned, to anticipate the needs of Canadians and accelerate the shift to a green mobility future.
“At Indigo, we are heartened by the Canadian government’s ambitious goal of ensuring all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035,” said John Laires, CEO at Indigo Park Canada. “Our goal is to play an active part in this effort by both encouraging the uptake of green mobility options and making those solutions more accessible. We thank the federal government for its generous support and the opportunity to collaborate on a more sustainable future for Canada.”