New electric vehicle charging stations coming to Ottawa

Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa wishes more stations were in the country

Nineteen new electric vehicle charging stations will be built in Ottawa, but people who already drive the cars wish the province had scattered the locations.

The new Ottawa stations will be built at 10 different locations throughout the city, including one in the parking lot of IKEA, a Tim Hortons on River Road and a McDonald's on Bronson Avenue.

The government is building close to 500 stations across the province.

The $20 million investment under Ontario's Green Investment Fund will "create an unprecedented network of public, electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways, at workplaces and at other public places in Ontario," reads a news release from several area MPPs, including Ottawa Centre's Yasir Naqvi.

Read the full story at cbc.ca.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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