Electrify Canada announced they will start installing some 20 charging stations at Canadian Tire locations in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec.
These added charging stations would essentially allow owners with longer-range electric vehicles (EV) the ability to travel from Vancouver to Calgary, and Detroit to Quebec City. They built their first EV charging station in Ontario last month.
The new stations will feature Electrify Canada’s DC 350kW Fast Charger. These can supply 30km of power per minute of charge if the vehicle supports it. The chargers can also scale down to 150 kW. Vehicles with both CCS and CHAdeMO charging ports can use the chargers.
Electrify Canada, like its U.S. counterpart Electrify America, is a subsidiary of Volkswagen. They hope to provide brand-agnostic support and charger access.
Press Release »
Toronto, ON (October 9, 2019) – Electrify Canada announced today it will launch its nation-wide electric vehicle (EV) charging network with over 20 installations planned to roll out at select Canadian Tire locations across Canada.
The popularity of and demand for EVs continues to rise, making them the future of the automotive industry. As such, Electrify Canada and Canadian Tire are joining forces to deliver on a growing demand from drivers for EV charging. The initiative is expected to help make Canadian Tire Corporation one of the leading EV charging station hosts in Canada with charging stations at select Canadian Tire locations in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.
“Canadian Tire is one of Canada’s most recognizable and trusted retailers, making this collaboration a natural fit,” says Rob Barrosa, Chief Operating Officer of Electrify Canada. “We are thrilled to be entering into a relationship with a company that has strong Canadian roots and shares the same values and core beliefs of providing convenience and reliability of services to users. Together we look forward to bringing a positive charge to EV drivers across the country.”
“As a trusted Canadian brand that is a part of communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast, Canadian Tire is responding to Canadians’ desire to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, through initiatives that include making EV charging stations available at select locations across the country,” said Andrew Davies, Senior Vice President, Automotive, Canadian Tire. “At its roots, Canadian Tire is an automotive company, and for over 97 years we have evolved to meet the needs of our customers. We are excited to work with Electrify Canada to bring their leading-edge technology to our EV-driving customers.”
Charging stations at all Electrify Canada locations will offer the first-ever certified liquid cooled-cable 150 to 350-kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers. All EVs compatible with CCS or CHAdeMO charging outlets will be able to access the ultra-fast charging systems with the latest charging technology available.
Electrify Canada’s chargers offer charging speeds of 50kW and 150-350kW that service EVs from all automotive manufacturers. All EVs, regardless of maximum charging capacity, can utilize the 150-350W range chargers. This could ultimately culminate in a nationwide EV infrastructure that brings electric mobility to all Canadians.