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Canadian government invests $7m in electric vehicles

Quebec company AddEnergie is to receive up to $7m to develop advanced electric-vehicle charging stations across Canada.

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The Canadian government is investing in charging and fast-charging stations.

The funding will see more than 1,000 new charging stations installed across Canada by 2019 and to develop the next generation of fast-charging stations and other innovative technologies that will help get more charging stations in homes, businesses, and cities.

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

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.