Longo’s unveils high-speed EV charging stations in Oakville


A Longo’s grocery store in Oakville has recently unveiled seven new electric vehicle charging stations in an official announcement.

The $499,500 investment from the federal government will allow customers to charge a car from 20 per cent to 80 per cent in 20 minutes and will cost anywhere from $10-$25 per charge.

“At Longo’s, we are committed to minimizing our overall impact on the environment and do everything we can to ensure we fuel happier and healthier lives,” said Deb Craven, president of Longo’s. “Our partnership with Jule reinforces our commitment to Environmental Stewardship, one of our three Sustainability Pillars. The battery-powered EV chargers provide a significant opportunity for ourselves and our Guests to support renewable electrification.”

The system features a 660 kWh battery system that seamlessly powers up to seven (7) 150 kW DC fast chargers. The investment in EV charging infrastructure was facilitated through Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for these charging stations occurred yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 20, in front of guests, including Oakville MP Anita Anand and Mayor Rob Burton. Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff, representatives from Longo’s, University of Toronto, and eCAMION Inc., a subsidiary of Jule., were also present.

“This first-of-its-kind battery-powered electric vehicle charging deployment here in Oakville will help make EVs more affordable and charging more accessible. Canada is a world leader in EV technology, and by partnering with experts like Jule and Longo’s, we’re ensuring high-quality infrastructure is in place to support our communities,” Anand said.


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