Petro-Canada today announced that it will be building a coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle fast charging stations across Canada.
The company plans to install more than 50 charging stations at select Petro-Canada gas station locations along the Trans-Canada highway from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, with construction to be completed over the next year.
Petro-Canada already has one operational EV charging station at 235 Steeles Avenue in Milton, Ontario that is free to use for a limited time. A few other Petro-Canada stations offer Level 2 chargers and third-party Level 3 chargers.
Petro-Canada stations will offer DC fast chargers with both CHAdeMO and CCS/SAE connectors, supporting a wide range of vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and BMW i8, and Teslas with an adapter. The chargers can provide up to a 200-kilowatt charge, enough to provide an 80 percent charge to most EVs in under 30 minutes.
Petro-Canada says the EV stations will be capable of 350-kilowatt charging in the future.
Petro-Canada will offer Canada’s first coast-to-coast network of fast chargers for EVs. Tesla is also planning to expand its Supercharger network across the country over time, although it still has a lot of progress to make.