Electricity company, Bruce Power, will support the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s new Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Advancement Partnership (EHVAP), which seeks to advance low-emission vehicle technology in Ontario, Canada.

“A major focus will be to contribute policy research and recommendations on the building of appropriate charging infrastructure to support the growing fleets of zero-emission vehicles across Canada,” explained James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice-President, Corporate Affairs & Environment.

Bruce Power will support the government with participation in the EHVAP. The province is moving aggressively to accelerate the deployment of low-emission vehicles, by committing up to $439m over four years to initiatives such as incentives, research and charging infrastructure through its Climate Change Action Plan. EHVAP was launched by The Hon. Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment & Climate Change in 2017 as a framework within which partners across Ontario will contribute to advancing the uptake of electric and hydrogen (H2) vehicles in Ontario.

“The primary goal of this partnership is to help the province reach its electric and H2 vehicle sales target of 5% in 2020,” Minister Murray said. “It seeks to engage all types of partners including automakers, dealerships, dealer organisations, electricity providers, advocacy organisations and government to support the uptake in low-emission transportation.”

Bruce Power will also continue supporting the development of the federal ‘Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy,’ announced by the Government of Canada in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.