INGLESIDE, Ontario – The ONRoute in Ingleside is one of five locations in Ontario getting new electric vehicle charging stations.
In an announcement made on Friday, March 18, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell said that these new charging stations would help support Ontario tourism.
“Today’s announcement will provide more choices for local commuters who drive an electric vehicle,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. “The more EV fast chargers we have available along Highway 401, the better it is for local tourism, and including job creation as we mine the resources right here in Ontario for EV batteries.”
There are over 75,000 registered electric vehicles in Ontario and the province estimates that by 2030, one-in-three vehicles on Ontario’s roads will be electric.
“Our government’s Driving Prosperity auto plan positions Ontario as a North American leader in developing and building the car of the future through emerging technologies and advanced manufacturing process,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “By delivering on our commitment to bring EV fast chargers to the Ontario’s busiest highways, we’re supporting consumers and our auto, manufacturing, and critical mineral sectors as we look to achieve our goal of building at least 400,000 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030.”
Other ONRoute locations along Hwy 401 that received charging stations this past week are Tilbury North, Innisfil and Woodstock.
“Ontario is putting shovels in the ground to build critical infrastructure that will boost EV ownership, support Ontario’s growing EV manufacturing industry and reduce emissions,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy. “With EV fast chargers now available at eleven ONroute stations along our province’s business highways it’s even more convenient than ever for workers and families to grab a coffee or a meal while charging their car.”