A sunnier country for electric vehicles

Eighty leading Canadian businesses and tourism destinations are working for accessible to electric cars.

With the collaboration of more than 80 leading Canadian businesses and tourism destinations, Sun Country Highway is launching their 100 per cent publicly accessible electric vehicle charging network from St. John’s, N.L. to Victoria, B.C.

The network project will connect cities and towns across Canada, creating the longest, greenest highway in the world.

Home Hardware is the charging station for Golden, and is the only Home Hardware that is part of the highway. They offer charge-ups for free. Now, every 100 to 200 kilometres along the Trans Canada Highway, electric vehicle owners have access to the world’s fastest level 2 electric vehicle charging stations at to cost to the vehicle owner.

The expansion to this network, which included a tour by Sun Country Highway president Ken Rathwell and vice president Christopher Misch, is in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Trans Canada Highway.

The extensive month-long tour in an all electric Tesla Roadster super car, stopped in Golden on Monday Dec. 17.

“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,” said Rathwell.

“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.”

Sun Country Highway is a wholly Canadian owned company focused on creating Canada’s electric vehicle infrastructure. It is promoting the adoption of sustainable transportation alternatives without the use of taxpayer money, and for the purpose of creating regional economic development.

The world’s longest and greenest highway features more than 100 charging stations strategically placed along the Trans Canada before Christmas, and close to 200 charging stations total. This charging network will allow electric vehicle owners to travel at no cost from coast to coast, 100 per cent emission free.

To learn more about Sun Country Highway go to www.suncountryhighway.ca.