An agreement between Ivy Charging Network, ONroute and its partners, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will soon make it possible for EV drivers to charge at all ONroute locations along Ontario’s busiest highways.
Funding for this initiative came from Natural Resources Canada, which invested CAD $8-million to help build the Ivy Charging Network.
“This deployment will reduce barriers to EV ownership, supporting Ontario’s growing EV manufacturing market, critical minerals sector and help achieve Ontario’s goal of building at least 400,000 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy.
17 ONroute locations along Highways 401 and 400 will have these chargers by summer 2022, and three additional locations will be added later the same year.
The chargers will support all current models of EVs including charging ports for Tesla drivers.