Access to superfast EV charging will be made simple thanks to a new partnership between FreeWire Technologies and Parkland Corporation in British Columbia, Canada. With less expensive installation and operating expenses, FreeWire’s ultrafast Boost Charger enables cost- and space-efficient ultrafast EV charging with a favorable return on investment. The completely integrated charger uses a low-voltage grid connection to operate, making deployment 6 times faster than with traditional systems and with much less impact to business operations.
Esso, Pioneer, Fas Gas Plus, and Ultramar are just a few of the exclusive brands owned by Parkland, an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in 25 countries. Parkland provides service to well over a million clients each day in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. The relationship was recently announced, and it will officially start in British Columbia, Canada. British Columbia is currently leading the way in the adoption of electric vehicles in Canada, and Parkland’s pledge will speed up Canada’s effort to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 by offering the public a necessary and practical charging service.
According to Arcady Sosinov, founder and CEO of FreeWire, “FreeWire and Parkland are doing something really creative in establishing what will be the largest deployment of battery-integrated ultrafast chargers in North America.” “Our technology will help Parkland to provide coverage in areas where securing new, larger grid connections would make installing such infrastructure more difficult,” says the company. “Drivers will be able to get a premium charge in the same amount of time it takes to grab a meal on the go, all without impacting the electrical grid.”
The FreeWire Boost Charger, a 150 kW rapid EV charging station, will first be installed at 25 locations in British Columbia, from Victoria to Calgary. The charging stations were chosen to offer an important charging service in rural locales along major thoroughfares as well as densely populated urban areas.
As we expand our On the Run EV ultra-fast charging network throughout British Columbia, we are thrilled to partner with FreeWire, said Darren Smart, Senior Vice President, Energy Transition and Corporate Development at Parkland. “We are dedicated to anticipating the changing needs of our customers. By using battery-integrated chargers, we can expand our charging network rapidly and effectively as client needs grow without having to make time-consuming and expensive electrical improvements. These chargers also greatly lessen the load on our utility systems and cut down on our peak demand fees because they continuously trickle charge.
In order to give Parkland’s members a better, more customer-focused charging experience, FreeWire Boost Chargers have been linked with Parkland’s JOURNIETM Rewards App and loyalty programs. The charging will be free for drivers who use the app to initiate the charge during the initial launch phase, which is even better than the reward points.
In order to reach its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and boost the adoption of EVs, Canada recently announced that it will stop selling new gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2035.
The FreeWire’s battery-integrated Boost Charger recharges an EV in as little time as it takes to place a takeout order, with a range of 200 miles in 15 minutes. The Boost Charger connects to the low-voltage utility service already in place and provides high-power charging, which generally necessitates significant site and grid upgrades. More areas may now take advantage of superfast charging thanks to the adaptability of the Boost Charger.
Additionally, FreeWire provides its distinctive solutions to well-known companies like BP, Chevron, and Phillips 66. The boost chargers will be available in a store close to you soon!
Images from FreeWire | Source: PRNewswire
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