Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) will start planning on a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station project thanks to a US $371,406 investment from Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced this week.

The project will build a new fast-charging hub to support a fleet of electric shuttle buses at the Canada’s busiest airport. The project will identify barriers and strategies for electric bus adoption and serve as a model for airports across the country.

“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,” says Pat Neville, vice president, airport development and technical services for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which oversees Toronto Pearson. “This project compliments Toronto Pearson’s ambitious overall environmental goals as we continue to plan, prepare and build to be an airport that our passengers and the country can count on.”