In a bid to spur Canada’s sluggish electric vehicle sales, the government has awarded Quebec-based electric technology company AddEnergie some $7 millon to install 1,000 EV charging stations across the nation.

The charging units are to be installed by 2019 under the terms of the contract, thus enabling EV drivers easier access to charging stations as they venture further from home.

“This support will help us strengthen our position as a Canadian leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles,” said Louis Tremblay, president and CEO of AddEnergie.

The government funding will allow AddEnergie to work with other innovative companies to “shape the future of transportation,” concluded Tremblay.

(Government of Canada)