THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay is now a part of the longest green highway in the world. As part of Sun Country Highway’s mission to Green Canada’s Highways in 2012, SCH in collaboration with over 80 leading Canadian businesses and tourism destinations are launching their 100% publicly accessible EV charging network project connecting cities and towns across Canada, creating the longest, greenest highway in the world! Every 100 to 200 kms along the Trans-Canada Highway electric vehicle owners will now have access to the world’s fastest level 2 electric vehicle charging stations at no cost to the EV Owner.
The Valhalla Inn has an electric car charger for Guests use. On Friday, December 7, 2012, the tour will be stopping for the night at the hotel. The planned arrival is between 1PM and 3PM.
Starting Jan. 1, 2013, homeowners and businesses who received a provincial electric vehicle rebate and have installed or are planning to install an electric vehicle charging station will be eligible for rebates of up to $1,000 or 50 per cent of the total purchase and installation cost, whichever is lower.
Application forms, full criteria and details for the rebate program will be available Jan. 1, 2013 at ontario.ca/electricvehicles.
SCH is a leader in sustainable transportation and is deploying state of the art charging infrastructure to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption across Canada. Before Christmas, Sun Country Highway will have toured across Canada from St. John’s, NL clear across to Victoria, BC visiting electric vehicle charging stations installed strategically along the Trans Canada Highway.
The SCH plan is to ignite regionalized economic development and to simultaneously challenge electric vehicle manufacturers and auto parts suppliers to ramp up plug-in electric vehicle production.
The extensive month-long tour will be lead by SCH President Kent Rathwell and Vice President Christopher Misch who will be driving an all electric Tesla Roadster super car to demonstrate the SCH FREE public access charging network. “The faster 60 and 90 amp SCH chargers have been installed at the majority of locations to future-proof the network and to enhance regional eco-tourism opportunities,” adds Vice President Christopher Misch.
“We can now say that we have partnered with corporate and small business owners in every Province from coast to coast. We have embarked on this project to help raise awareness on the capabilities of electric vehicles as efficient and exciting vehicles to drive. Our objectives are not only to reduce carbon emissions but to show the world how renewable energies combined with sustainable forms of transportation can be the stimulus for the next industrial revolution,” explains SCH Founder and President Kent Rathwell.
The SCH Team will tackle the Trans Canada Highway. SCH is aiming to earn Canada the moniker of the country with “The World’s Longest/Greenest Highway” featuring over 100 charging stations strategically placed along the TCH before Christmas and close to 200 charging stations in total. This EV charging network will permit EV owners to travel at no cost from coast to coast, 100% emissions free.