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Ivy, ONroute and Canadian Tire open up more EV charging stations across Ontario

EV owners travelling through Ingleside, Innisfil, Tilbury North, and Woodstock can soon expect to find a Charge & Go EV charging station in each of these Ontario towns. 

March 18, 2022   by CM Staff

Ivy, ONroute and Canadian Tire make it easy to charge your next road trip – Electric vehicle fast-charging now available at 10 ONroute locations (CNW Group/Ivy Charging Network)

TORONTO — Ivy, ONroute, Canadian Tire Corporation and the Ministry of Transportation have worked together to supply and install more electric vehicle charging stations at 10 ONroute locations along Highways 401 and 400.

Additionally, EV owners travelling through Ingleside, Innisfil, Tilbury North, and Woodstock can soon expect to find a Charge & Go EV charging station in each of these Ontario towns.

Natural Resources Canada had previously invested $8 million to help build Ivy Charging Network infrastructure across Ontario.

All together, the Ivy Charging Network will install 69 level 3 fast-chargers across all ONroute locations as part of CTC’s ongoing expansion of EV charging infrastructure across Canada. The company says each one will have between two and four chargers to serve EV drivers.

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Ivy Charging Network, a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation, says that each of its Charge & Go level 3 fast-chargers at ONroute locations will support the charging of all EV models, including charging ports for Tesla drivers.

EV drivers making stops at Ivy’s ONroute Charge & Go locations can charge their vehicles at speeds of up to 150 kWs or a 100 km charge in 10 minutes, according to Ivy.

“Our partnership with ONroute, Canadian Tire and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will end range anxiety for EV drivers travelling on the province’s major highways. These new fast-charging locations will give drivers the confidence they need on their road trips, to get them where they need to go this summer,” said Michael Kitchen, general manager, Ivy Charging Network in a statement.