There’s a Karma Revero in my neighbourhood. I notice it because the other cars range from student beaters (I live close to the community college), a couple of giant, tricked-out F150s (seriously, do we need to have tires that big?), my vintage Saturn VUE (oh, Saturn, I miss you) and a mini van. The Revero definitely stands out (it’s hot!). I’m considering leaving a copy of this post on its windshield because there is some exciting info that its owner will be keen to hear: Petro-Canada is building a network of fast-charging EV stations across Canada!
Construction is slated to start this spring and when complete, the network will span more than 50 Petro-Canada locations along the Trans-Canada Highway from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.
Petro-Canada stations will offer DC fast chargers with both CHAdeMO and CCS/SAE connectors. The chargers can provide up to a 200 kilowatt charge – enough to provide an 80 per cent charge to most EVs – in less than 30 minutes. As we choose the sites we are making sure our guests will have amenities during their stay. So, you will be able to enjoy an A&W burger (maybe even the beyond meat burger!) and Wi-Fi while waiting. The chargers will support a broad selection of vehicles and are built for future electric vehicle capabilities.
A test site is currently operational at 235 Steeles Ave. in Milton, ON. Check out this video of its construction and learn more about Petro-Canada’s EV network at petro-canada.ca/ev.
With more than 90,000 electric vehicles on the road in Canada and more than 4,000 EVs added each month, we know that this is an important step in meeting the current and future driving needs of Canadians. We plan to bring you more info about our EV network as progress continues. If you have any questions about our plans or about electric vehicles, leave them in the comments below – we’ll try to answer them in future posts!