Canadian Tire opening 25 EV charging stations at Gas+ locations
The stations join AddEnergie Technologies's 2,500 already installed along its FLO Canadian charging network.
TORONTO — Electric vehicle charging stations are being added to 25 Canadian Tire Gas+ locations in Ontario, a first for the company.
AddEnergie Technologies says the stations, which start rolling out early next year, join the 2,500 stations along its FLO Canadian charging network.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal government will be contributing nearly half of the $1.8 million investment through a loan.
The funding is part of the government’s commitment to provide $62.5 million for fast-charging stations for electric vehicles as well as natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations along key transportation corridors.
The charging stations will be added to some of the province’s busiest highways, particularly Highway 401, and accommodate all electric vehicles.
They will be equipped with direct-current fast chargers that can replenish 80% of a vehicle’s capacity in up to 30 minutes and dual Level 2 curbside chargers that take three to four hours.
The rapid charging costs $20 per hour, with per minute billing, while the standard charging costs $1.50 per hour.
Canada’s FLO charging network currently includes 70 fast-charging stations. About 65% of the network is located in Quebec, 20% in BC, 10% in Ontario and 5% in the Maritimes.News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2016