Arctic Charge: Yukon highways are almost entirely connected to the charging network

Whitehorse, Yukon — In a move that could bust some myths about the efficiency of electric vehicles in Canada’s north, the Yukon government announced Thursday that nearly all of the territory’s highways have been hooked up to the electric vehicle charging network.

The territory has rapidly expanded its electric vehicle charging network over the past year, and with this latest investment, supported in part by the federal government, seven more electric vehicle fast chargers have been slated for installation over the next few years. coming months.

The introduction of fast charging stations in the communities of Teslin, Whitehorse, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Mayo and Dawson City will bring the total number of charging stations in the Yukon to 19.

“It’s important that Yukon has the green infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles and low-carbon transportation,” said Energy, Mines and Resources Minister John Streicker.

“By investing in fast electric vehicle charging stations, we are in turn encouraging Yukoners to buy electric vehicles and creating territory that supports the shift to renewable energy. Yukoners can now travel the entire Klondike Highway, Silver Trail Highway and much of the Alaska Highway in an electric vehicle with ease and the ability to find a charging medium along the way.

In 2021, the territory’s government expanded the network from five chargers to 12.