New EV Charging Stations

Peterborough Utilities Group issued the following news release on April 29, 2016:


Peterborough, Ontario

PUG in conjunction with the City of Peterborough applied to the Ministry of  Transportation for capital funds to purchase, install and operate EV (Electric Vehicle) charging station in our region.
We are pleased to announce that Peterborough has been awarded 6 sites. They are:

Peterborough Zoo
Lansdowne Place Mall
Memorial Centre
King Street Parking Garage
Asphodel Norwood Township office in Norwood
Lakefield Downtown location

A total of 9 stations will be installed at these sites. Two Level III Fast Charging stations
will be installed at the Lansdowne Mall and at the Asphodel Norwood Township office.
These chargers can provide an 80% charge to EV vehicles that are equipped with fast
charging ports. The remaining 7 charging station will be Level II charging stations that
will provide an EV with a full charge in 4-5 hours.

The province is investing $20 million from Ontario’s Green Investment Fund
to build nearly 500 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at over 250 locations in Ontario in
2017.  Through the $20 million Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario (EVCO) grant program, the
province is working with 27 public and private sector partners to create a network of
fast-charging electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways and at workplaces,
condominiums and public places across Ontario.

This expansion in charging infrastructure across the province will help address “range
anxiety,” a common concern of consumers regarding the distance electric vehicles can
travel compared to traditional vehicles. By building a more robust network of public
chargers across Ontario, electric vehicle owners can now plan longer trips with more
confidence that a charging station is as readily available as a gas station is.
PUG is pleased to be a part of this program to facilitate the “Electric Vehicle Highway”
across the Province of Ontario and to promote and facilitate the use of electric vehicles.

For information contact:
David Whitehouse, Director Customer/Corporate Services, Peterborough Utilities Group
Phone number: 705-748-9301 ext. 1270