Parkland to double size of announced EV charging network in western Canada

CALGARY — Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.

The Calgary-based fuel retailer says it will now install 50 ultra-fast charging stations on highways and in major destinations from Vancouver Island to Calgary, instead of the previously announced 25.

The locations will be capable of charging most electric vehicle models within 20 to 30 minutes and will be located across the company’s existing Chevron and On The Run retail portfolio.

To entice customers, all locations will be staffed, feature an On The Run convenience store and most will have a restaurant. 

Parkland says customers will benefit from an integrated digital experience through the Journie rewards app and washrooms will also be upgraded.

Parkland says it has secured approximately $6.8 million in funding from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the government of British Columbia to support its plan.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2022.

Companies in this story: (TSX:PKI)

The Canadian Press

Do you have a news tip or a story idea?

Send it our way!

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.