Electric vehicle fast-charging now available at 10 ONroute locations
TORONTO, March 18, 2022 – Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now charge at 10 ONroute locations along Highways 401 and 400. Ivy Charging Network, ONroute and their partners, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced the opening of four Charge & Go EV fast-charging stations today:
- Tilbury North
Each of Ivy’s Charge & Go level 3 fast-chargers at ONroute locations will support the charging of all EV models, including charging ports for Tesla drivers.
“Together with our partners, CTC is proud to announce the opening of EV fast-charging stations at four additional ONroute locations along the 400-series highways. Our network of EV charging stations is just one of the ways CTC is supporting EV drivers of today and tomorrow to make life in Canada better,” said Micheline Davies, SVP, Automotive, Canadian Tire Corporation. “We will have approximately 140 sites across the country by the end of the year, making CTC one of the largest retail networks of EV fast charging stations in Canada.”
When all the installations are completed Ivy Charging Network will have 69 level 3 fast-chargers available across all ONroute locations, with the possibility of further expansion. Each location will have between two and four chargers to serve EV drivers.
“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.
Quick Facts about Ontario’s Growing EV Charging Network
- Ivy Charging Network is installing 69 level 3 fast-chargers across all ONroute locations, with the possibility of further expansion. Each location will have between two and four chargers to serve EV drivers.
- Ivy’s ONroute Charge & Go locations will offer charging speeds of up-to 150 kWs, delivering up to a 100 km charge in 10 minutes.
- 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.
Natural Resources Canada, through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, invested $8-million to help build the broader Ivy Charging Network, providing access to 160 level 3 fast-chargers across Ontario including these ONroute locations.