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Leading the Charge with Electric Vehicles

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Update: ATCO is pleased to announce that the first Electric Vehicle Universal Fast Charge station in the proposed corridor is now energized. Our Calgary station at 9940 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 3K9, Canada is now ready to use and features the first Level 3 charger in the city.

The Red Deer and Sherwood Park chargers are expected to be operational in the first half of 2018.


 

Today, Alberta has around 1,000 registered battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. This makes us the fourth largest EV fleet among Canadian provinces after Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

The availability of reliable charging infrastructure is a key factor in electric vehicle adoption. Although the EV market is relatively small in Alberta, it is expected to grow in the coming years, which is in line with global trends. The development of a charging network is a strong catalyst for electric mobility, making short- and long-distance travel easier, while reducing range anxiety.

That’s why we have announced a partnership with FLO to bring the first Electric Vehicle Universal Fast Charge Corridor to Alberta. This collaborative initiative is made possible by a partnership with Canadian Tire Corporation and Natural Resources Canada.  

ATCO is pleased to announce that the first Electric Vehicle Universal Fast Charge station in the proposed corridor is now energized. Our Calgary station at 9940 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 3K9, Canada is now ready to use and features the first Level 3 charger in the city.

Chargers are also being installed at Canadian Tire Gas+ locations in Red Deer (5908 Gaetz Ave) and in greater Edmonton (169 Ordze Ave., Sherwood Park). They will be operational in 2018. The sites are conveniently located close to Highway 2 exits and near amenities like rest areas, shops or restaurants.

Each location will be powered by ATCOenergy and equipped with a Level 3 fast-charging station and a dual Level 2 charging station to accommodate all types of electric vehicles.

"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, Electricity for ATCO. “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.”

Read the full news release.

 
 

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