A new Electric Vehicle charging station will provide residents and out-of-town visitors with the ability to charge their car in a spot that is conveniently located to many of Altona’s popular tourist attractions, according to a Town news release.
The new station, installed at in the parking lot of the Gallery in the Park, is now the third station available in Altona.
This Flo Level 2 CoRe+ MAX charging station is equipped with a universal SAE J1772 plug head and 1.2kW to 19.2kW of charging power. The Town explained, a one-hour charge provides 20-50 km of travel. It is free to use, open 24/7, and can operate in temperatures above -40 degrees Celsius.
According to the Town, the addition of this charging station aligns with its strategic priority of practicing good environmental stewardship.
“The Town is committed to making decisions that will reduce environmental impact and promote a more sustainable future," said Mayor Harv Schroeder.
The total cost of this project was just under $28,500, $10,000 of which was paid for with a grant from the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program from Eco-West Canada.
In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, PembinaValleyOnline encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the PembinaValleyOnline app.