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article imageCAA opens its first electric-vehicle charging station

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By John Duarte
Aug 23, 2012 in Driving
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Thornhill - Owners of electric vehicles in the north Toronto suburb of Thornhill now have a new way to charge their vehicles and for free, thanks to an auto association.
The Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) opened its first charging station and is making it available to all electric vehicle owners to recharge their cars.
“Alternative fuel vehicles help reduce the impact of driving on the environment,” said CAA SCO director of government and community relations, Teresa Di Felice. “Installing the new charging station is just one step in our continuing efforts to help educate and support motorists no matter what they drive.”
The easy-to-use charging post, installed by Siemens Canada in the parking lot of the company’s Thornhill headquarters, features two 7.2 kW ports with retractable cords designed for outdoor use. Owners of electric vehicles can charge their cars compliments of CAA SCO.
“We are excited to work with CAA SCO in supporting their green initiatives and contributing to the growing electric-vehicle infrastructure in Canada,” said Robert Hardt, CEO of Siemens Canada. “Siemens electric-vehicle infrastructure solutions offer municipalities, corporations, fleets and utilities a smart, safe and simple method to charge electric vehicles.”
CAA SCO has also added a zero-emissions, fully-electric Nissan LEAF to its fleet for use by staff for corporate events, conferences and off-site meetings.
“Having our own electric vehicle shows our members we are leading the way in accepting new technologies,” Di Felice concluded.
Directions to the CAA SCA charging station or locations of other charging stations in North America are available at Chargepoint.com.
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