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Northern ON/MB to Get 34 Fast Charging Stations

Discussion in 'Canada' started by S'toon, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    34 new fast-charging stations with energy storage for EVs to be deployed along Trans-Canada Highway
     
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    This is great news. Being that they added the battery packs, that should reduce demand charges significantly. Given how little traffic there is (let alone EVs) on that segment of the TCH, they could easily charge ~150kWh of batteries at a moderate L2 rate and easily handle the volume of traffic for the next decade.
     
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    I don't mean to rub it in to SKers but with these stations, and the L3s coming online on NB, it leaves SK as an obvious gaping hole in the T-Can.
     
  4. Hugh Mannity

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    They'll light up SK at some point. I think the problem is the premier there. Doesn't want to embrace change and progress.
     
  5. S'toon

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    If he had has way we'd be going back to coal and steam powered cars.
     
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  6. wayner

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    Didn't he win reelection a little over a year ago with a huge majority? Then presumably over 60% of the people in the province agree with him.
     
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    Technically you could turn him to support EVs by using this line!
     
  8. S'toon

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    This province has regressed over the years. The popularity of the SK Party has taken a hit with the least budget though. Let's see if it remains that way by the next election. The SK Party has gone full bore privatization of the Commons, and dismantling the social compact.
     
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    #9 sandpiper, Jul 27, 2017
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    You'll notice the clever absence of a time frame. :)

    If promises for charging stations equaled charging stations, Northern Ontario would have had a couple of Tesla superchargers and bunch of L3 stations installed in 2016 (those that were promised by the Ontario government a year and a half back).

    The number that have actually been installed: ZERO.
    The number under construction: ZERO

    But the promises and announcements keep on rolling!
     
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    Stay positive S'toon...DCFC & Superchargers are heading your way, and there is not thing one that Wall can do about it!:)
     
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    Has anyone figured out who the manufacturer of these stations will be? It seems like all three partners are in the energy storage business and none of them manufactures charging stations, at least not yet.

    Are they going to develop their own unit or bring in another partner?
     

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