High capacity 25 kW provide significant power boosts in as little as 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the vehicle.
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL), which owns, manages and operates international bridges and associated structures in Sault Ste. Marie, Point Edward, Lansdowne and Cornwall, Ontario has deployed its first two high-capacity electric vehicle charging stations.
The units are located near the Duty Free Stores (so that travellers may take advantage of the stores while they top up their batteries) at the Thousand Islands International Bridge (Lansdowne, Ontario) and at the Blue Water Bridge (Point Edward, Ontario).
“The crossing of international borders and the unpredictability that could potentially be encountered add an additional complexity, anxiety and possible barrier to travel for drivers of electric cars,” said FBCL Chief Executive Officer Natalie Kinloch. “Within the context of our own green initiatives, by easing the crossing for electric vehicles, FBCL is proud to support of the Government of Canada’s stated priority to provide a clean environment in tandem with building a strong economy.”
The launch of these two charging stations is the first stage of a pilot program that may be expanded to offer additional stations and support other FBCL locations, based on market demand.