Bruce Power, Plug’n Drive, Baywest Nissan and the Town of Saugeen Shores have officially opened Southampton’s Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station.

Bruce Power and Plug’n Drive are currently partnering with businesses, municipalities and environmental and educational organizations to increase the EV charging station infrastructure in rural Ontario, said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.

“We believe that adding more public charging stations will translate into more electric vehicles,” Rencheck said. “As we improve EV charging station infrastructure, we will improve consumer confidence in the viability of electric vehicles, while reducing carbon emissions from our transportation sector.”

Mike Smith, the Mayor of Saugeen Shores, said the Southampton EV charging station is a perfect addition to the quaint downtown core, which experiences a large influx of visitors each summer.

“If we’re going to continue reducing carbon emissions from our transportation sector we need to make charging stations readily available to drivers in as many locations as possible, so they have confidence when heading out on the highway,” Mayor Smith said. “We’re hopeful that by adding EV charging stations in our municipality, our visitors will feel comfortable knowing they can plug in their electric vehicles when visiting our beautiful downtowns and beaches.”

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of about 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario, is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust 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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John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com
Bruce Power Duty Media – 519-361-6161 – BNPDDutyMedia@brucepower.com
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