Greater Toronto Airports Authority has been awarded C$491,000 (US$372,700) to develop an electric vehicle (EV) charging station project at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The project will involve building a new fast-charging hub to support a fleet of electric shuttle buses at Canada’s busiest airport. It will also identify barriers and strategies for electric bus adoption and serve as a model for airports across the country.
This initiative is part of a C$182.5m (US$138.5m) Government of Canada investment in the development of a coast-to-coast charging network for EVs. It will also support other zero- and low-carbon demonstration and deployment projects, as well as developing binational (Canada and the USA) codes and standards. Over 800 EV fast -chargers are already built or being planned, with hundreds more expected over the next two years.
A further C$130m (US$99m) is being invested in charging infrastructure, and a new incentive, worth up to C$5,000 (US$3,795), is available for Canadians who purchase or lease an eligible electric or hydrogen-fueled vehicle.
“As the largest airport in the country and an important contributor to Canada’s economy, Toronto Pearson appreciates this significant investment in clean technology and electric vehicle innovation. This project complements Toronto Pearson’s ambitious overall environmental goals,” said Pat Neville, vice president, airport development and technical services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority.