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COUNTY LOOKING FOR INPUT ON REGIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK

The County of Wellington has partnered with neighbouring Cities of
Guelph, Stratford and St. Mary’s and the Counties of Dufferin, Grey, Perth, Huron and Bruce to
develop a plan for a regional electric vehicle charging network. The plan will identify preferred
locations for level 2 and DC fast charge stations based on computer modelling, electrical
capacity and feedback from the communities.
Wellington County’s Climate Change and Sustainability Manager, Karen Chisholme, says
“transitioning to electric vehicles is a big part of reducing greenhouse gases from transportation
in rural communities.” Rural communities often access amenities in neighbouring
municipalities, including for sports, health care, and groceries.
Whether you own an electric vehicle or now, the partnership is currently looking for input on
how the communities in the study area and visitors to the area would like to use electric vehicle
charging stations and what the barriers are for getting an electric vehicle. Visit the County of
Wellington’s climate change web page to provide your input on the ‘How We Move’ Survey at
www.wellington.ca/EVsurvey. Printed copies of the survey are also available upon request. The
surveys close February 15th.
For printed surveys contact Karen Chisholme, 519-837-2600 x2063 or karenc@wellington.ca.