ONroute, Canadian Tire, and Ivy joint venture for EV charging infrastructure expansion

On December 1, 2021, Ivy Charging Network and ONroute and its partners, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced a partnership to install 69 level 3 fast-chargers across all ONroute locations, with the possibility of further expansion. Each location will have between two and four chargers to serve EV drivers.

The partnership aims to reduce barriers to EV ownership by alleviating range anxiety when travelling along the province's busiest highways.

ONroute is the operator of 23 convenient plazas located along Highways 400 and 401 in Ontario, offering travellers food and beverage options, gas, and other amenities to improve their travel experience.

Canadian Tire is a group of companies that includes a Retail segment, a Financial Services division and CT REIT.

Ivy Charging Network, an equal partnership between Hydro One and OPG, is a Canadian provider of open standards-based technology solutions for EV chargers.

Natural Resources Canada, through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, invested $8-million to help build the broader Ivy Charging Network, providing access to 160 level 3 fast-chargers across Ontario including these ONroute locations.