The province is investing $20 million this year to build more public charging stations for electric vehicles.
The liberal government is seeking public and private sector partners to create a network of electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways and at workplaces, apartments and condominiums.
The funding will come from the province’s new, $325 million green investment fund, which commits money for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray made the announcement on Tuesday while taking part in the UN conference on climate change in Paris.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says building more charging stations is the best way to overcome what he calls “range anxiety” that some drivers have about electric cars.
“Currently there are roughly 5,400 electric vehicles registered in Ontario and drivers can already qualify for up to $9,500 in rebates when buying eligible electric cars and charging stations.”
Full program details will be available later this month.