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City receives grant to install electric vehicle charging station in Lindsay

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May 10, 2016 - In partnership with Sir Sandford Fleming College, the City of Kawartha Lakes has been awarded a grant to build one electric vehicle charging station at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. The grant is in the amount of $58,700, equal to the estimated capital cost of a level 3 charger station. An agreement between the Province and City to facilitate the grant is forthcoming and will be brought to Council for approval.

The province is investing $20 million from Ontario's Green Investment Fund to build nearly 500 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at over 250 locations in Ontario in 2017. The intent is to create a network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways and at workplaces, condominiums and public places across Ontario.

This expansion in charging infrastructure across the province will help address "range anxiety," a common concern of consumers regarding the distance electric vehicles can travel compared to traditional vehicles. By building a more robust network of public chargers across Ontario, electric vehicle owners can now plan longer trips with more confidence that a charging station is as readily available as a gas station.

“We are happy to play a role in empowering consumers to make energy efficient choices and we’re looking forward to putting the municipality’s first charging station at the Lindsay Recreation Complex,” comments Mayor Andy Letham.

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For further information, please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355

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