New Charging Stations Coming to the Trans-Canada Highway
Members of the Victoria EV Club took part in two meetings last week with eCAMION, one of three companies chosen by the Federal government to provide reliable fast-charging systems along the entire length of the Trans-Canada Highway.
eCAMION rep, Alice Wang, indicated that the first stage of the $17.3 Billion project through Northern Ontario and Manitoba is nearing completion, providing EV drivers with Level 3 Chargers (often based in remote stretches of highway) which can deliver a full charge in under 30 minutes.
Each new station consists of an energy storage system that uses large-format lithium-ion batteries and multiple outlets so that several vehicles can be charged at once.
Ms. Wang took copious notes as members bombarded her with insight into the BC market for EV charging systems and the placement of a Level 3 network on Vancouver Island.
Elad Barak, VP of Business Development for eCAMION has called the project “Perhaps the largest infrastructure project for electrical vehicles to be deployed at one time anywhere in the world.”