Electric cars: Pretty good until you have to charge one.
At least that’s the opinion of many Canadians who feel the country’s electric charger infrastructure is lacking.
Well, good news, because Tesla has announced it will donate 50 charging stations at Parks Canada locations around the country.
“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. Canada’s network of protected areas plays an important role in helping mitigate the impacts of climate change and now, visiting Parks Canada places in your zero-emission vehicles is getting that much easier,” said Tesla in a statement.
The project will deploy two plugs: Wall Connectors for Tesla cars and universal AC chargers for other electric vehicles. The electricity is paid for by location owners. As Parks Canada is a federal agency, presumably that means the Canadian government will fund your fuel.
“Thanks to a donation from Tesla, we’re adding EV charging stations at more than 50 Parks Canada places across the country. These charging stations will support both Tesla and J1772 connectors. Parks Canada is proud to be making it easier for Canadians to choose zero-emission vehicles,” said Parks Canada in a statement.
Parks Canada manages 38 National Parks, three National Marine Conservation Areas, 171 National Historic Sites, one National Urban Park, and one National Landmark. It is not yet known which sites Tesla will outfit.