To celebrate the recent sale of the 5,000th electric vehicle (EV) in Canada, Bruce Power has installed a free charging station at its Visitors’ Centre.

The new charging station offers free ‘fill ups’ to the public at a convenient location for those travelling in Bruce County. With 5,000 EVs now on Canadian roads, these stations are going to become more common and necessary, and Bruce Power is proud to provide one of the first free, public stations in the area, said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

Bruce Power has taken great leaps towards becoming a carbon-neutral site, and our recent purchase of an electric vehicle and the installation of a free, public charging station supports this vision,

Scongack said.

“Our eight nuclear units have always produced safe, reliable and carbon-free electricity, so the next step toward being even more environmentally friendly and sustainable will include more electric vehicles in our transportation fleet.”

Technology for EVs is continuously improving, allowing owners to travel further distances between charges. This is important since transportation is one of the largest contributors to Ontario’s carbon dioxide emissions. The Plug’nDrive program says EV owners save about $2,000 a year and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 90%.

To learn more about EVs and the reason for their growing popularity, visit Plug’n Drive’s website. The Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre and its EV charging station is located at 3394 Bruce County Rd. 20 (Conc. 4), west of Hwy. 21 and north of Tiverton, ON.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario 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 TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

24-hour Duty Media Officer – 519-361-616