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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bruce Power Adds EV Charging Station

Tiverton | by Kevin Bernard  

The charging point for electric vehicles is located at the Bruce Power Visitor's Centre.

To celebrate the recent sale of the 5,000th electric vehicle in Canada, Bruce Power has installed a free charging station at its Visitors’ Centre.

The new charging station offers free ‘fill ups’ to the public for those travelling in Bruce County.

Media Officer James Scongack tells Bayshore Broadcasting news with 5,000 EVs now on Canadian roads, these stations are going to become more common and necessary.

Bruce Power he says, is proud to provide one of the first free, public stations in the area.

Ontario's "Plug’nDrive" program says Electric Vehicle owners save about $2,000 a year and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 90 per cent.

Technology for EVs is continuously improving, allowing owners to travel further distances between charges.

The Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre and its EV charging station is located on Bruce County Rd. 20 west of Hwy. 21 and north of Tiverton.

Scongack says typically, the charging stations are worth 5 to 10 thousand dollars and there are many in urban centres like Toronto but this is one of the first in rural Ontario.

 

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