(Washington) Canada and the United States are teaming up to build a corridor of charging stations between Quebec and Kalamazoo, Michigan, to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.
Canadian Transportation Minister Omar Al-Ghabra and his US counterpart Pete Buttigieg unveiled their plan for an “alternative fuel supply corridor” on Tuesday at a news conference in Detroit.
Charging infrastructure will be installed every 80 kilometers. All of them will have at least one fast charging station with connectors for the common charging system.
Thus the covered route will be 1,400 kilometers long and will pass mainly through Montreal, Toronto and Detroit. There will be a total of 215 charging stations.
A cross-border electric charging network was one of the goals that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden agreed to when they met in Ottawa in March.
“This first cross-border corridor to supply alternative fuels will help motorists cross the border and load their cars or refuel without worry,” Minister Al-Ghabra said in a press statement. It helps us get closer to clean air while helping people save on conventional fuels. »
The federal government estimates that road transport is responsible for 23% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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