British Columbia’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure got a big boost, with no less than five new fast charging stations now available on the FLO network.
These new sites are part of the Accelerate Kootenays initiative, which will ultimately lead to the deployment of 13 fast chargers and 40 Level 2 charging stations in communities across Eastern B.C. over the next few months. This critical infrastructure will allow EV drivers to travel to and through the region, and facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles locally. These five new charging stations are owned and operated by FortisBC, who provided funding for the installation.
The stations, strategically located at 100-km intervals or less, create a new fast charging corridor along Highway 3. This stretch will also allow EV drivers to connect with Highway 95, which already boasts three fast charging stations.
With those new sites up and running, it is now possible for EV drivers to travel from Radium Hot Springs to Greenwood free of range anxiety.
The new locations are:
- Greenwood Museum & Visitor Centre (187 South Government St, Greenwood, BC, V0H 1J0)
- Christina Lake Welcome Centre (1675 Highway 3, Christina Lake, BC, V0H 1E2)
- Castlegar Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre (1995 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC, V1N 4W3)
- Salmo Village Office (423 Davies St., Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0)
- Creston Cook St. Parking Lot (238 10th Ave N, Creston, BC, V0B 1G4)
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