The Capital Regional District received $224,000 to promote zero-emission vehicle ownership in the region, as one of 22 organizations funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative.
The money is earmarked for the development of a mobile zero-emission vehicle demonstration unit, intended to promote the benefits of owning electric vehicles and bikes for residents of Greater Victoria.
the @crd_bc just received a $224,000 grant from @NRCan deliver a dynamic, community-based electric transportation awareness program with @CityOfVictoria #Saanich @townofsidneybc and @CSaanich: https://t.co/JL8A4bk9wT #CRDDrivesEV pic.twitter.com/6kr3wtZDY6
— Saanich District (@saanich) February 13, 2022
The promised promotional plan for electric vehicles follows CRD’s plans to electrify its vehicle fleet and its commitment to the BC Climate Action Charter since 2018.
The federal initiative awarded a total of $4.65 million in grants, with the goal of raising awareness of electric vehicle investments across the country, according to a news release.
“Through investments like those announced today, we are equipping Canadians with the awareness and knowledge they need to confidently transition to a zero-emission vehicle,” said Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
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