Installation of a new network of 34 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway will take advantage of energy storage to charge cars faster and help overcome “range anxiety.”

The public-private project is the result of an agreement between eCAMION, Leclanché North America, and SGEM, and funding in part from Natural Resources Canada under the Canadian Energy Innovation Program. eCAMION and Leclanché formed a Toronto-based joint venture, named FAST Charge Inc., to manage the project.

The companies said that most public EV charging stations require about six to eight hours to charge a vehicle fully, making it cumbersome for EV drivers to travel long distances and contributing to range anxiety.

The new system being developed by FAST

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