After several months of delay, two electric vehicle charging stations are now available at Kapuskasing’s Welcome Centre.
General Manager of Economic Development Paul Nadeau says there were supply chain issues that created the problems.
He adds that there are two level three ports which are rare for the north. Timmins and Hearst also have similar outlets.
“It reduces the time someone has to spend to get back on the road again,” he said. “Typically if a vehicle can accept a full 125 kilowatt charge you would see 80 per cent battery replenishment in about 45 minutes to an hour.”
Nadeau says the town is also part of the ChargePoint network.
“You can hop in your vehicle and if you have an account with the ChargePoint APP you can see where the chargers are, if they are online or not, what the capacity is and what the rates are,” he said.
Nadeau says the ports are perfectly located so people can visit the Welcome Centre, the Ron Morel Museum and restaurants in the area while their vehicles are being charged.