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Ivy Charging Network opening seven locations in northern Ontario

-Building Ontario’s largest electric vehicle fast-charger network-

Thunder Bay, ON, December 17, 2020 – Today, Ivy Charging Network announced it is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) fast-charger network with seven locations opening in Dryden, Fort Frances, Hearst, Atikokan, Terrace Bay, Geraldton and Timmins by the end of December. Ivy Charging Network is a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

“Hydro One is proud to energize life in Ontario while creating opportunities for a better and brighter future,” said Jason Rakochy, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth for Hydro One, and Co-President of Ivy Charging Network. “By expanding our network in northern Ontario, we will ensure that EV drivers today and in the future have a trusted network to get them where they need to go.”

“At OPG, we are committed to powering Ontario with clean, reliable energy while innovating for the future,” said Theresa Dekker, Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy for OPG, and Co-President of Ivy Charging Network. “Ivy is one the ways we can continue delivering on that commitment while encouraging adoption of EVs through a fast-charger network that connects all of Ontario.”

Ivy will open fast-charger stations at the following locations:

  • Dryden – Canadian Tire at 409 Government Street
  • Fort Frances –  Canadian Tire at 1000 King’s Highway
  • Hearst – Super 8 Hearst at 1004 Front Street
  • Atitkokan – Atikokan Foodland at 110 O’Brien Street
  • Terrace Bay – Norwood Motel at1100 ON-17
  • Geraldton – Wayne’s ESSO at 806 Main Street
  • Timmins –  Canadian Tire at 2199 Riverside Drive

Ivy’s locations offer multiple level 3 fast-chargers near well-traveled routes while also connecting more rural and remote areas alleviating range anxiety as Ivy’s location will be less than 100 kilometres apart on average. By the end of 2021, Ivy will be Ontario’s largest and most connected EV fast-charger network with more than 70 locations across Ontario.

Earlier this year, Hydro One and OPG announced the launch of Ivy Charging Network at the 2020 Canadian International Autoshow. Natural Resources Canada, through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, provided an $8 million repayable contribution to Hydro One and OPG to help build the EV network.

“We are providing greener options for Canadians to get where they need to go. This will help us get to net zero by 2050,” said Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

More information can be found at www.ivycharge.com.

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About Ivy Charging Network:

Ivy is building Ontario’s largest and most connected electric vehicle fast-charger network. Ivy will connect all of Ontario and make charging on-the-go easy, reliable and seamless. The company opened its first location in Huntsville, ON in 2019 and anticipates 160 fast-chargers will be operational across more than 70 locations by the end of 2021. Ivy Charging Network is a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation with additional funding provided by Natural Resources Canada.

Media can contact Ivy Charging Network Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868.

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