Calgary’s Parkland has secured support from NRCan and the Government of British Columbia to build one of Western Canada’s largest ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging networks.
Strategically located across the company’s existing Chevron and ON the RUN retail portfolio between Vancouver Island and Calgary, Parkland’s ON the RUN EV charging network will nearly triple Metro Vancouver’s ultra-fast EV charging locations.
“British Columbia leads the way in North American EV adoption, making the province a natural starting point for our ultra-fast charging network,” said Darren Smart, Parkland’s Senior Vice-President of Energy Transition and Corporate Development.
“With support from NRCan and the Government of British Columbia, we are doubling the size of our previously announced ultra-fast network, from 25 to 50 locations. Our network will help eliminate range anxiety for EV drivers and by offering high-quality convenience and food choices, we aim to deliver industry leading customer amenities and experiences.”
NRCan provided a $5 million grant through its Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program and the Government of British Columbia provided over $1.8 million for the project.
Each ON the RUN charging location will feature two or four charging ports. With several sites already operational, Parkland expects to largely complete its initial 25 charging locations by the end of 2022, and the remaining 25 locations in early 2024.