All photos provided by Parks Canada
The government of Canada announced that Tesla has donated charging stations for electric vehicles to 28 of the country's most popular parks, and will be made available to visitors, Tesla North reported.
Last year, the Canadian government pledged to build charging infrastructure at 25 of Parks Canada's most popular locations across the country by 2021. Also, by 2025, the number of destinations offering this service should be doubled to the 50 most popular destinations. As of now, Parks Canada has already reached its 2021 target, with the help of Tesla’s donation of over 350 charging stations in 2019, and is on track to meet its 2025 targets, Parks Canada reports via Cleantechnica.
"The gift from Tesla allows Parks Canada to better serve visitors who have chosen electric vehicles and is part of Parks Canada's ongoing work in greening operations and fighting climate change," Parks Canada said in a statement.
Currently, 172 electric vehicle charging stations from Tesla have been installed at:
- Terra Nova National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Kejimkujik National Park (Nova Scotia)
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Nova Scotia)
- Kouchibouguac National Park (New Brunswick)
- Fundy National Park (New Brunswick)
- Georgian Bay Islands National Park (Ontario)
- Pukaskwa National Park (Ontario)
- Point Pelee National Park (Ontario)
- Prince Albert National Park (Saskatchewan)
- Banff National Park (Alberta)
- Jasper National Park (Alberta)
- Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta)
- Riding Mountain National Park (Manitoba)
- La Mauricie National Park (Quebec)
National Historic Sites:
Grand-Pré National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
Rideau Canal National Historic Site (Ontario)
Fort George National Historic Site (Ontario)
Sault Ste Marie Canal National Historic Site (Ontario)
Bellevue House National Historic Site (Ontario)
HMCS Haida National Historic Site (Ontario)
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site (Ontario)
Batoche National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site (British Columbia)
Signal Hill (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site (Manitoba)
National Marine Conservation Areas:
- Saguenay-St-Laurent Marine Park (Quebec)
National Urban Park:
- Rouge National Park (Ontario)
“With the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at more and more Parks Canada places across the country, the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to choose our amazing national parks, national marine conservation areas, national historic sites, or national urban park for their next travel destination, all while reducing emissions, discovering nature, and connecting with history,” The Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, said.
Tesla donated Level 2 charging stations (half Tesla, half J-1772) for visitor use in Parks Canada places. These destination charging station locations allow vehicles to reach a full charge in 4–6 hours.
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