August 09, 2011 15:50 ET

Statement: WWF Applauds Electric Vehicle Announcement by Premier McGuinty

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2011) - WWF welcomes today's announcement by Premier Dalton McGuinty of funding for electric vehicle charging stations. This is one of a suite of measures taken by the provincial government to promote the use of electric vehicles, along with other initiatives like a rebate available on electric vehicle purchases. Electric vehicles play an important role in WWF's vision for achieving 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050, as outlined in WWF's global Energy Report.

"Electric vehicles, powered by clean energy, are essential to help fight climate change and build healthy, sustainable cities. Premier's McGuinty's announcement today on funding for electric vehicles charging stations will make it easier for Ontarians to buy and electric vehicle, and builds on Ontario's leadership in developing green energy and a sustainable economy."

- Josh Laughren, Director, Climate and Energy, WWF.

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