October 17, 2019
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Support Clean Energy Options
The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources announced today, that the Natural Resources Building in St. John’s, located at 50 Elizabeth Avenue, now has two Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for use by both the visiting public and provincial government employees.
Increasing the demand for renewable electricity through things such as electrification is a key component of our plan, “Protecting You From the Cost Impacts of Muskrat Falls.” Greater availability of electric vehicle charging stations will help make the transition to an electric vehicle more convenient. The two designated parking spots for the Level 2 charging stations are free of charge and available on a first-come, first-use basis to electric/hybrid vehicles while charging.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador also has an Electric Vehicle Working Group consisting of members from the Provincial Government, the electrical utilities, municipalities and industry, to guide the province’s long-term policy approach to electric vehicles.
The new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations take an average of four to six hours for a full charge and are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Users need to register at the security desk in the main lobby of the Natural Resources building prior to use.
For more information on the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/nr.
“Our government recognizes the benefits that electric and hybrid vehicles can bring to the province, including reduced emissions and the increased demand for renewable electricity. The availability of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations is one step in a renewable future.”
Honourable Siobhan Coady
Minister of Natural Resources
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