Souping up the Trans-Canada highway with ultra-fast EV chargers

If Canada is going to meet its ZEV sales targets, it needs to put ultra-fast Trans-Canada charging network in top gear with ultra-fast EV chargers

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Some heavy-hauler truckers spend upwards of $75,000 just on diesel, while the average Canadian driving an F-150 pickup 20,000 kilometres gets dinged for $2,000 at the pump. Imagine cutting those fuel bills by 75%, without the range anxiety many Canadians currently have around electric vehicles or long waits for the vehicle to juice up. Enter in ultra-fast EV chargers.

The Government of Canada is steadfast in its belief that electrification is key to decarbonizing our transportation sector and transitioning to a low-carbon future, but it’s moving at a snail’s pace. The federal government announced, through the 2019 budget, $130 million over five years to develop a network of higher-voltage ZEV charging and refuelling stations in the places where Canadians live, work and play. Support is also available to…

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