“The support from [NRCan] accelerates our efforts to deliver smart, reliable and safe charging solutions for EV drivers wherever they are, whether it’s at home, at work or on the go,” said Louis Tremblay, AddÉnergie president & CEO. “This partnership with Canadian Tire combines the strength of two category leaders to expand and accelerate the electrification of transportation across the country.”
The $1.8-million program is funded by AddÉnergie along with a repayable contribution of $837,500 by NRCan through its Electric Vehicle & Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.
This financing is part of a $62.5-million federal commitment made in Budget 2016 to fund new fast-charging infrastructure for EVs in Canada, explains AddÉnergie.
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The stations will be connected to the FLO charging network. Operated by AddÉnergie in several Canadian provinces, FLO provides EV drivers with more than 2500 charging stations across the country.
The charging stations will be installed along some of Ontario’s busiest highways to facilitate EV travel in and between cities. Each location will be equipped with a DC fast-charger and a dual Level 2 curbside charging station.
The charging stations for the project are designed and developed by AddÉnergie at its facilities in Quebec City, and manufactured at its plant in Shawinigan.