St. Catharines Partnering With Alectra Utilities To Boost Access To Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Downtown For EV Drivers

“We hope adding an EV charging station downtown will continue to make these environmentally-friendly vehicles a viable alternative to traditional vehicles for our residents.” – David Oakes, St. Catharines’ Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.

News from the City of St. Catharines in Niagara, Ontario

Posted October 3rd, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Max Cananzi, president for Alectra Utilities Corporation, and Mayor Walter Sendzik unveil the new electric vehicle charging station at City Hall.

St. Caharines, Ontario – A dual-head electric vehicle charging station is now available at City Hall in the area of the James Street parking lot entrance. Two electric vehicles can plug into the EV charging station at a time.

To kick off the pilot project, the City of St. Catharines is offering free EV charging from now until October 2019; regular parking rates will still apply.

 “As part of the City’s commitment to lead in the protection of our environment for generations to come, we hope adding an EV charging station downtown will continue to make these environmentally-friendly vehicles a viable alternative to traditional vehicles for our residents,” said David Oakes, the City’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. “We are proud to partner with Alectra Utilities to offer this sustainable technology at City Hall for residents to use.”

“We are excited to work with the City of St. Catharines to offer EV charging downtown at City Hall,” said Max Cananzi, President, Alectra Utilities Corporation.

“Through this project, we’ll be working with the City to assess the impact of providing convenient and accessible EV charging systems to visitors and residents of St. Catharines, giving them the peace of mind they need to embrace the benefits of driving EVs.”

One of the new electric car recharging stations in the parking lot near St. Catharines City Hall and the downtown Farmers’ Market

The City Hall electric vehicle charging station was installed by Robertson Bright Inc., and is supported by FLO, Canada’s largest electric vehicle charging network. Anyone with a plug-in electric vehicle can use the City Hall EV charging station, but they are required to create a FLO account or download the FLO app onto their mobile device in order to use it.

Learn more about the electric vehicle charging station at www.stcatharines.ca/RechargeSTC.

About Alectra Utilities Corporation  – Alectra Utilities Corporation serves approximately one million customers across a 1,800 square kilometre service territory and 15 communities including Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Brampton, Bradford, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, Thornton, Tottenham and Vaughan. It is part of the Alectra family of companies, which also includes Alectra Inc. and Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.

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