Petro-Can building network of EV fast chargers along Trans-Canada highway

Petro-Canada announced on Wednesday that in the coming year, it will be the first company to offer an EV fast charger network from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.  Petro-Canada photo.

50 EV fast charger  network should be operational over the coming year

Petro-Canada announced on Wednesday that it is building a network of EV fast charging stations across the country.

According to the Calgary-based company, there will be over 50 EV stations will be located along the Trans-Canada highway at Petro-Canada stations from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

“We know the needs of our customers are evolving as we transition to a low-carbon future which is why we are excited to expand our current offering to support this growing customer segment,” said Kris Smith, executive vice president, Downstream, Suncor.

Smith added “With more than 1,800 retail and wholesale locations across the country we have the network in place to build Canada’s first electric highway, providing coast-to-coast EV charging for our customers. We’re also investing in the fastest charging EV technology available today, which will be able to easily upgrade as technology advances.”

Construction is set to begin on the charging stations this spring with sites opening over the next year.

The company says its EV charging stations will offer 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 per cent charge to most EVs in less than 30 minutes. The units are capable of 350 kilowatt charging with future upgrades.

A test site is currently operational at 235 Steeles Ave. in Milton, Ont. For a full list of the locations where an EV fast charge will be available, click here.

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