Silicon Valley’s FreeWire Technologies has teamed up with Calgary-based international fuel distributor Parkland Corporation to provide ultra-fast EV charging across British Columbia to Calgary.
The initial phase of the partnership will deploy FreeWire’s Boost Charger, 150 kW ultra-fast EV charging stations, at 25 On the Run sites in British Columbia, from Victoria to Calgary. Charging locations were strategically selected to provide an essential charging service in dense urban locations, to remote destinations along major thoroughfares.
FreeWire’s battery-integrated Boost Charger allows customers to receive 200 miles of range in 15 minutes.
The Boost Charger plugs into existing low-voltage utility service and delivers high-power charging that typically requires extensive site improvements and grid upgrades. The flexibility of the Boost Charger solution means that significantly more locations will benefit from ultrafast charging, helping companies and countries meet ambitious goals.
British Columbia leads the way in EV adoption in Canada, and Parkland’s commitment will provide a critical and convenient charging service to the public while accelerating Canada’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
“We are excited to team up with FreeWire as we build our On the Run EV ultra-fast charging network across British Columbia,” said Darren Smart, Senior Vice President, Energy Transition and Corporate Development, Parkland.
“We are committed to staying one step ahead of our customers’ evolving needs. Using battery-integrated chargers will mitigate the need for time-consuming and costly electrical upgrades, allowing us to expand our charging network quickly and efficiently, as customer need increases. Also, because they constantly trickle charge, these chargers significantly reduce strain on our utility grids and minimize our peak demand charges.”
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