​Petro-Canada completes ‘electric highway’ of more than 50 charge stations

Petro-Canada says it has completed a cross-Canada network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers, with more than 50 sites located in small towns and big cities from the Rockies to the Maritimes.

From Victoria, B.C. to Stewiacke, N.S., EV drivers can now charge up at locations along the Trans-Canada highway, says the company, which is a unit of Suncor Energy.

The chargers can provide up to a 200 kilowatt charge – enough to provide an 80 per cent charge to most EVs in less than 30 minutes, the company says, adding that the units are also capable of 350 kilowatt charging with future upgrades.

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.

“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,” Suncor CEO Mark Little said in a statement.

“We want to be part of the total solution to meet energy demand and reduce the carbon footprint of the transportation system.”

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