The Canadian Tire EV network will be one of Canada’s largest, with 104 stations nationally.
Natural Resources Canada has announced a $2.7-million investment to build 54 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers at Canadian Tire locations across central and western Canada.
This investment, made through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, builds on the $1.3 million announced in 2016 for AddÉnergie to build 28 fast chargers at Canadian Tire locations.
In addition, the Government of British Columbia is contributing $275,000 toward the fast chargers through its Clean Energy Vehicle Public Fast Charging Program.
“Canadian Tire is a proud Canadian company committed to addressing the challenges of climate change throughout our operations,” said Andrew Davies, Senior Vice-President, Automotive, Canadian Tire Corporation. “The network of EV fast chargers that we are creating with the support of partners like Natural Resources Canada is an example of how we are evolving to meet the needs of all drivers while helping our customers reduce their emissions.”