Humboldt Canadian Tire to host electric vehicle fast charging station

HUMBOLDT — Drivers of electric vehicles will soon have a new place to fuel up quickly in Humboldt.

The Humboldt Canadian Tire is one of 90 across the nation that will host an electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station by the end of 2020. The electrification effort is the result of a partnership between FLO, Electrify Canada, Tesla and Natural Resources Canada.

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Andrew Davies, a vice-president with Canadian Tire, said in a media release his company is committed to addressing the challenges of climate change.

“The network of EV fast chargers that we are creating with the support of partners like Natural Resources Canada is an example of how we are evolving to meet the needs of all drivers while helping our customers reduce their emissions.”

Natural Resources Canada is providing $2.7 million in funding towards the effort.

Canadian Tire said they choose Humboldt due to its proximity to a major highway and Saskatoon. The company said it’s still determining exactly when this year the charging station will be installed.

The Humboldt Peavey Mart also has an electric vehicle fast charging station.

Other Canadian Tire locations in Saskatchewan that will soon have an EV fast charging station are in Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Swift Current, Weyburn and Estevan.

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