Charging network expands across county

Five electric charging stations have now been installed across Haliburton County, part of a total of 32 recently installed around the province.
The Park and Charge, Ivy Charging Network’s level two charging network, brings electric vehicle charging infrastructure to the Highlands in all four municipalities. They’ve been installed at the Algonquin Highlands township office on North Shore Road; Keith Tallman Memorial Arena in Wilberforce on Loop Road; the Welcome Centre in Haliburton at 9 York Street and two stations are located at the Minden Hills township office on 7 Milne Street. On March 9, the company announced it has also installed chargers in partnership with other municipalities including Port Hope, Orillia and Newmarket.

“We are excited to partner with the Ivy Charging Network to increase the number of charging stations in Haliburton County,” said Haliburton County Warden Liz Danielsen. “We hope to support residents and visitors in increasing the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in our community. This is an important step toward reaching our climate change goals and transitioning to a low carbon future.”
“We are excited to partner with the Ivy Charging Network to be able to house a charging station in Highlands East,” said Mayor Dave Burton of Highlands East. “It is our hope to assist residents and visitors by providing charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles. This initiative will assist Highlands East in reaching our climate change goals.”

Ivy Charging Network, a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation with additional funding provided by Natural Resources Canada, opened its first Charge and Go location in 2019, and according to a March 9 press release plans to “connect Ontario from north to south and east to west.”
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