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Canada's Commitment to Electrifying Transportation: Opportunities and Demand for Charging

Canada's 2022 federal budget was recently released, highlighting a focus on zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and vehicle charging infrastructure over the next few years. As part of the country-wide effort to reduce carbon emissions, the transportation industry is planned to see some major changes including a shift in focus to manufacturing "cleaner cars", and continued incentives for ZEVs and their chargers.


As incentives and programs continue to support EV growth, charging stations will become more common and an expectation for drivers
As incentives and programs continue to support EV growth, charging stations will become more common and an expectation for drivers

The Way Forward: Cleaner Roads and Easier Access to ZEVs

In section 3.1 of the budget several ZEV sales goals are laid out that SHOW the country's roadmap:

  • 2026: 20% of new light-duty vehicle sales

  • 2030: 60% of new light-duty vehicle sales, 35% of medium and heavy duty vehicles

  • 2035: 100% of new light-duty vehicle sales

  • 2040: 100% of medium and heavy duty vehicles within a subset (to be determined based on feasibility)

In order to reach these goals Canada will be providing the following through new and continued programs such as iZEV and ZEVIP:

  • $1.7 billion in incentives for ZEVs over five years

  • $500 million in urban charging and refuelling infrastructure

  • $400 million in sub-urban and remote charging and refuelling infrastructure

  • $2.2 million to the Greening Government Operation Fleet Program over five years

With several incentive programs and a wide variety of available charging technology and configurations for buildings, it is important to consult with experts regarding building spare capacity, existing and potential charging demand, billing structure, and goals.


How We Can Help

Mann Energy Solutions (MES) is a professional consulting engineering company that specializes in electrical and energy solutions, including engineering and implementation. Our experienced electrical engineers can help work with your building’s unique profile to identify spare electrical capacity, energy saving opportunities, and design the best system for you. Our firm has hundreds of installed electrical and power projects and we have been in business since 1983. Some of our services include:

  • Free site walk-through by our experienced engineers and technicians to provide an initial site assessment

  • Engineering feasibility studies

  • Incentive study and application

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for a turnkey project

For more information or a complimentary assessment contact us through the main site, info@mannenergysolutions.com, or call (416) 201 9109 x 158.


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