New ‘level 3’ charging station in Bobcaygeon
Environmental Action Bobcaygeon Inc. (EAB) has now overseen the installation of a level 3 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the village.
Earlier the group had received a non-repayable contribution of nearly $100,000 from Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) to enhance the eco-tourism experience in the Bobcaygeon area. The contribution was part of the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund, delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
The investment helped EAB install kayak parking racks, repair bikes as part of the Impact 32 Bike Share and provide a heritage walking tour in the village.
Now, a fourth project is the charging station located at 50 Canal Street just below Lock 32 in a highly visible location. Bobcaygeon will now be a destination location for those who drive an EV—a segment of the visitor population that had previously been excluded from visiting our area due to a lack of infrastructure, according to a media release.
The station is hooked into the large, well-known FLO network that runs throughout Canada and the USA. When planning their driving routes, EV users will know that Bobcaygeon has the infrastructure available to provide a quick and easy charge for their vehicle. The station’s central location will provide plenty of opportunity for EV owners to enjoy our local shops, restaurants and services while waiting for their charge.
“EAB would like to thank Parks Canada for its speedy turn around on, not only the approval process to permit the station installation on their property, but also the expedient and helpful manner in which they supported the permitting and installation process with our civil and electric contractors and Hydro One,” said Ann Adare, EAB’s Director and Project Manager for Bobcaygeon’s first public EV charging station.