Petro-Canada has just announced the completion of its coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers, with more than 50 locations from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. EV drivers can now travel across the country with access to a fast charge network along the Trans-Canada highway.
Each site on Canada’s Electric Highway features DC fast chargers with both CHAdeMO and CCS/SAE connectors, which support a broad selection of vehicles. The chargers can provide up to a 200 kilowatt charge, enough to provide an 80% charge to most EVs in less than 30 minutes. The units are also capable of 350 kilowatt charging with future upgrades.
“With more than 100,000 electric vehicles on the road in Canada and an average of 4,000 EVs added each month, we know that this is an important step in meeting the current and future driving needs of Canadians,” said CEO Mark Little.
“Zero emission vehicles are critical to our clean energy future and to combatting climate change. Our government is supporting initiatives like Petro-Canada’s coast-to-coast network of EV fast chargers; putting more electric vehicles on our roads, reducing pollution and creating stronger and more sustainable communities,” said the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
The completion of Canada’s Electric Highway is supported in part through $4.6 million in funding from the Government of Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.