The town will receive between six to 10 Level 2 charging stations through a program launched in partnership between Aviva and Earth Day Canada.
In a media release earlier this week, insurance provider Aviva Canada announced that the Town of Pelham is one of the first seven communities that will receive Level 2 EV (electric vehicle) charging stations through its Charged for Change program.
Launched in partnership with Earth Day Canada, Charged for Change aims to bring chargers to under-served communities that lack EV infrastructure. Through the $3 million partnership, communities can apply for funding to receive charging stations featuring between six and 10 Level 2 EV chargers.
“We know that accessibility to charging infrastructure is key for Canadians considering transitioning to EVs,” said Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah.
“We are proud to partner with Earth Day Canada to bring electric vehicle charging stations to these communities through our Charged for Change initiative. And believe that programs like this can help more Canadians across the country make the switch to a low-carbon economy.”
The other six communities selected include Manitouwadge, Thessalon, East Ferris, Essa, Selwyn, and Prince Edward County.
Over the next three years, Aviva, through the Earth Day Canada partnership, will work with municipalities and utility suppliers to install charging station infrastructure in selected communities, with the goal of “helping to level the playing field and remove barriers to EV adoption.”
Communities are encouraged to apply in 2024 or 2025 via the Charged for Change homepage.
There’s no word yet on where, exactly, the stations will be located in the town.