Tesla Donates Destination Chargers to Parks Canada & Prince Edward Island

by Eva Fox October 21, 2020

Tesla Donates Destination Chargers to Parks Canada & Prince Edward Island

Featured image: Parks Canada

A well-developed network of charging stations is a major, if not crucial, consideration when choosing an EV as a personal vehicle. That is why Tesla is constantly expanding its own charging network. And Tesla has been known to even donate chargers at times where truly needed.

Canada's Prince Edward Island (PEI) still has no superchargers, but Tesla owners now have more charging options thanks to a donation from the automaker, Drive Tesla Canada reported.

18 new destination chargers will be installed in six different locations in Canada's parks at PEI.

  • 2 at Ardgowan National Historic Site in Charlottetown.
  • 6 at Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish.
  • 6 in P.E.I. National Park at Brackley Beach.
  • 4 in P.E.I. National Park at Greenwich.

Last year, the Canadian government pledged to build charging infrastructure at 25 of Parks Canada's most popular locations across the country by 2021. And by 2025, the number of destinations offering this service should be then 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 target.

In mid-August, the Canadian government announced that Tesla had donated charging stations for electric vehicles to 28 of the country's most popular parks, and that they would be made available to visitors. 

"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.

“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,” said The Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

Tesla donated Level 2 charging stations (half Tesla, half J-1772) for visitor use in Parks Canada places. These destination charging locations allow vehicles to reach a full charge in 4–6 hours.

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