EV Charging Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

Canada is actively working to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and the situation has evolved further since then. Several key developments include the continued growth of charging networks in urban areas and along major highways. Federal and provincial governments were offering financial incentives and support for charging station installations, encouraging their proliferation. Efforts to ensure interoperability and standardization of charging infrastructure are ongoing, making it easier for EV owners to access different charging networks.

Home charging installations were becoming more common, boosting the convenience of EV ownership. The adoption of electric vehicles, including commercial fleets, are rising. Additionally, Canada’s commitment to environmental goals, such as achieving net-zero emissions, underscored the importance of EVs and their associated charging infrastructure.

Due to slow EV infrastructure construction, an aging utility grid and slow EV supply chain, is it possible to meet federal and provincial mandates?


Anthony Winston

Originally hailing from Chicago, IL, Anthony pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Power Transmission and Distribution, at the esteemed Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. His career journey began in the defense sector, where he contributed to designing and updating missile/radar test stations. Later, he transitioned into a role as a test director, wherein I was involved in the creation of a validation system for an impressive 8MW, 15,000RPM high-speed electric compressor motor. Subsequently, he pursued my Professional Engineering License in California and shifted my focus to the power industry. Before founding Winston Engineering, Inc, he accumulated extensive experience in various projects. This included coordinating automated Lutron lighting design, developing controlled plug load systems, and designing temporary power systems for the construction of Loma Linda Children’s/Adult Hospital. These experiences have shaped his expertise and laid the foundation for the values and commitment that define Winston Engineering, Inc today.