Parkland Opens Largest Open-Access EV Charging Site in Canada

August 21, 2023

Parkland Opens Largest Open-Access EV Charging Site in Canada

C-STORE DIVE – The location in Hope, British Columbia, can charge up to 12 vehicles at a time and saw 300 customers in its first week of opening. To date, Parkland has already seen 100,000 charges across its charging network, as it joins other large c-store retailers like 7-Eleven, Circle K and Pilot in planning a broad rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure.

“We’re breaking new ground as a network here,” said Scott Sharabura, vice president of EV charging for Parkland, in the video. “We opened it up a couple of weeks ago and we’re already seeing fantastic traffic.”

While the location saw strong uptake in its first week, Parkland is “continuing to see traffic grow as more people discover the chargers,” the spokesperson said.

In addition to the Hope site, Parkland also announced the opening of a charger in Kananaskis — its second in Alberta.

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