As electric cars take the world by storm, the charging infrastructure remains an important piece of the mainstream adoption puzzle, and one Canadian company plans to do its part by constructing a number of new charge sites throughout British Columbia.
Canadian petroleum company Parkland announced on Monday plans to launch the largest network of electric vehicle (EV) ultra-fast chargers in British Columbia, with the company set to build 25 separate charging sites stretching between Vancouver Island and Calgary, according to a press release.
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Parkland President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Espey said, “Parkland’s purpose is to power journeys and energize communities and for over 50 years we have served our customers’ evolving energy and convenience needs.”
Espey continued, “Coupled with our track record of renewable fuel manufacturing, our ultra-fast charging network is one of many disciplined, focused investments we are making as part of our approach to energy transition.”
British Columbia has also gained a number of new Tesla Superchargers this year, alongside those arriving in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Most recently, new Superchargers opened in North Vancouver and Coquitlam in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.
Also earlier this year, Canada’s federal government announced a $1.8 million investment into EV initiatives in British Columbia and Quebec, much of which will be dedicated to expanding the EV charging network in the provinces.