This Wednesday, Sept. 25 has marked the opening of the first ultra-fast electric vehicle station in Canada – Electrify Canada.
As Electrify Canada is paving the way towards a nation-wide network of ultra-fast chargers, the charging station at Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills is the first one of a planned 32 charging stations. They will be located near major highways and in major metro areas in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
During the event, Electrify Canada has announced its new mobile app, new membership plans and the pricing structure. With these updates, the drivers are now able to customize their driving experience to fit their public charging needs. During the press release, Robert Barrosa, Chief Operating Officer of Electrify Canada, said they are confident that that’s the point from which the number of people that are using Electric Vehicles is going to be only increasing.
The brand new Electrify Canada Mobile App is available for both Android and iPhone users who wish to enjoy the ease of tracking their charging session from their smartphone. The app features include locating a charger, paying for a charge, starting and tracking the charging session as well as viewing charging history.
The new Membership Options include two plans, one of which is designed for occasional users, and the other one for frequent users. Both of them include locate-a-charger option, starting and tracking a session from the smartphone and the ability to view the charge history in the app. But if you chose an Electrify Canada Pass+ plan, which is for frequent users, you’ll also get the lowest per-minute price! It’s available for $4 monthly subscription fee, and it allows users to save about 20 percent on every minute compared to non0subscription prices.
Other than that, charging is priced by minute and determined by the maximum charging capability of the vehicle, the province where the station is located and the driver’s membership status.
Electrify Canada was established in July 2018 with a goal to promote greater Zero-Emission Vehicle adoption. By building an ultra-fast vehicle charging infrastructure, Electrify Canada is giving Canadians the speed and reliability to confidently make the switch to electric.
More details and the pricing info can be found on the company’s website.