New charging station slated for Hope

Visitor Centre is one of 13 locations in province getting a DC unit

Hope is one of 13 communities in the province getting a direct current (DC) fast-charging station.

The unit will be installed at the visitor centre on Water Avenue and requires only 20 to 30 minutes for 80 per cent charge. The Level 2 charging stations (240 volt) which are slated for the recreation centre take four to eight hours to reach full charge. Hope also has a 90-amp vehicle charger on Wallace Street in front of district hall which was provided by Sun Country Highway at no cost.

“It’s extremely encouraging to see such widespread interest among communities across the province in hosting and operating electric vehicle charging stations, including DC fast chargers,” said Environment Minister Terry Lake.

“Providing electric vehicle owners with more options to charge their vehicles will make electric vehicles an even more attractive option.”