The government of Canada is awarding $1,716,469 to the CSA Group, a Toronto-based organization that develops standards, to address emerging technologies and issues in the public and private sectors. The funding will support a project to research, develop, adapt and update codes and standards for electric and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure.
These codes and standards will improve performance and test requirements, as well as address system safety and key barriers to the uptake of zero-emission vehicles in Canada.
The requirements for Canadian and US Codes and Standards will be aligned where possible, primarily through the publication of standards that can be referenced in both countries.
Federal funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure Program, which aims to accelerate the demonstration, deployment and market entry of next-generation clean energy infrastructure in Canada.