The electric vehicle market in Alberta may be small, but it’s growing.
To encourage that growth, three electric vehicle charging stations are being built in the corridor between Calgary and Edmonton, making it the first Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Corridor of its kind in province, according to a release from ATCO Electric.
The three stations will be placed in Greater Edmonton at 169 Ordze Avenue, Sherwood Park, in Red Deer at 5908 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer, and in Calgary at 9940 Macleod Trail SE.
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The stations will include level three fast charging and dual level two charging, making them compatible with all electric vehicle types.
The sites will be located close to Highway 2 exits near stores, rest areas, or restaurants, and are being installed through a collaborated effort by ATCO Electric, FLO, Canadian Tire Corporation, and Natural Resources Canada.
“Our energy landscape is changing, which is why we are investing in infrastructure that empowers our customers to take full advantage of these exciting emerging technologies,” said Wayne Stensby, managing director of electricity for ATCO, in the release.
“Not only did our people lend their local expertise in connecting these cutting-edge charging stations to the grid, but ATCO’s retail energy business is providing the cost-effective, reliable electricity needed to give our customers peace of mind as they commute between Alberta’s three largest cities.”
The charging stations will be in operation in early 2018 at three Canadian Tire Gas+ locations.