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Tim Hortons electric vehicle charging project expands to BC

Restaurant locations selected to provide drivers with an all-electric route

OAKVILLE, Ont.—Tim Hortons Inc. is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot project to six restaurants in B.C.

The B.C. locations were purposely selected to create routes within the province that could be travelled solely with electric power.

In February, the Canadian coffee giant kickstarted its pilot project by opening an electric vehicle charging station at its restaurant at 228 Wyecroft Road in Oakville, just around the corner from the company’s corporate headquarters on Sinclair Road, to evaluate the technology.

“We have been thrilled with the results of the pilot so far,” Paulo Ferreira, Tim Horton’s senior director, international strategic restaurant design and building standards, said. “Usage of the charging station in Oakville has surpassed our expectations and we received many calls with requests to expand the pilot.”

The charging stations are being provided free-of-charge at the following new locations:

• 1812 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC
• 845 Goldstream Ave, Langford, BC
• 1384 Main Street, North Vancouver, BC
• 6641 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
• 1861 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
• 1450 United Blvd, Coquitlam, BC

Tim Hortons isn’t the only restaurant chain to provide charging stations for its customers. Laval Que.-based rotisserie chicken chain, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée. (St-Hubert), is part of The Electric Circuit , the network of EV charging stations in the province of Quebec. St-Hubert operates five in the Montreal-area and three in Quebec City.

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