Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now charge at 16 ONroute locations along the province’s busiest highways just in time for road trip season, thanks to an agreement announced last year between Ivy Charging Network and ONroute and its partners, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), the Ministry of Transportation and Natural Resources Canada.
Each of Ivy’s ONroute Charge & Go locations has between two and four chargers to serve EV drivers, with the possibility of further expansion, supporting the charging needs of all current EV models, including charging ports for Tesla drivers.
In February 2020, Natural Resources Canada, through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, invested $8 million to help build the Ivy Charging Network.
EV drivers can learn more about Ivy by visiting ivycharge.com or downloading the company’s app. In addition, Ivy is offering EV drivers a chance to win free fast charging for a year. Visit chargeandwin.ca for contest details.
- Ivy Charging Network has installed 58 level 3 fast-chargers at 16 ONroute locations, offering charging speeds up to 150 kws, delivering up to a 100 km charge in 10 minutes.
- Ivy will open at the Trenton North and South ONroute locations by the end of this month and at the Barrie and King City locations by the end of 2022. Fast-chargers will be installed at the remaining three ONroute locations by 2025.
- This partnership is part of CTC’s ongoing expansion of EV charging infrastructure across Canada.
- Ivy Charging Network is a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation.