A new collaborative iPhone app will provide people with tangible proof of economic and environmental benefits of driving an electric car.
Bruce Power and Plug’n Drive partnered on the initiative, which builds off the existing platform of Bruce Power’s iPhone app. The new app will feature a number of interactive items for people who want to switch to electric vehicles. These include interactive maps of charging stations across Ontario, information on grants and electric vehicles on the market, as well as a unique calculator where people can determine the economic and environmental benefits of going electric.
The free app is now available for download at the App Store.
“The reliability of Bruce Power nuclear energy is a perfect match for the growing electrified transportation system in Ontario,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “Our nuclear units provide 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As the use of electric cars and prevalence of charging stations expands, Bruce Power will always be there, providing the carbon-free power the people need to charge their vehicles.”
The iPhone app also features our Cost and Clean Air Calculator, a home electricity usage calculator and a new climate change calculator, which focuses on electricity supply mix considerations related to emissions targets to meet Ontario’s reduction goals by 2020 and 2050.
“These tools are all based in fact and demonstrate the importance of a balanced electricity supply mix, including Bruce Power nuclear,” Scongack added.
To learn more about the iPhone and iPad apps visit www.brucepowerapp.com.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, ON, is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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