Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now charge at 16 ONroute locations along the province’s busiest highways just in time for road trip season, thanks to an agreement announced last year between Ivy Charging Network and ONroute and its partners, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), the Ministry of Transportation and Natural Resources Canada.
Each of Ivy’s ONroute Charge & Go locations has between two and four chargers to serve EV drivers, with the possibility of further expansion, supporting the charging needs of all current EV models, including charging ports for Tesla drivers.
In February 2020, Natural Resources Canada, through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, invested $8 million to help build the Ivy Charging Network. Ivy Charging Network has installed 58 level 3 fast-chargers at 16 ONroute locations, offering charging speeds up to 150 kWs, delivering up to a 100 km charge in 10 minutes. Ivy will open at the Trenton North and South ONroute locations by the end of this month and at the Barrie and King City locations by the end of 2022. Fast-chargers will
“We are excited to deliver on our commitment of bringing Ivy’s trusted and reliable Charge & Go fast-charger network to Ontario’s busiest routes in time for EV drivers to enjoy their summer road trips with confidence and ease,” said Michael Kitchen, General Manager, Ivy Charging Network. “Through this partnership and the funding provided by Natural Resources Canada, we’re ending range anxiety by providing reliable charging at convenient and accessible locations on Highway 401 and 400.”
“Automotive is a heritage business for Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), and for 100 years, we have been proud to help Canadians move across our country. We’re building on our commitment to provide convenient Electric Vehicle (EV) charging locations to make life in Canada better for our EV customers,” said Micheline Davies, senior vice-president, Automotive, Canadian Tire Corporation. “By the end of 2022, CTC and its partners will operate one of the largest retail networks of EV fast-charging stations in Canada, with over 140 sites, including the EV fast-charging stations at 16 ONroute locations along the 400-series highways in Ontario.”
“Our government is committed to supporting innovative, green infrastructure projects that bring Canada’s transportation sector closer to a competitive net-zero future. These chargers built through the NRCan funding are helping us create a better and brighter future through greener transportation while meeting the evolving energy needs of EV drivers today and in the future,” said Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge.