(Kincardine) – If you’ve got an electric vehicle or you’re thinking of getting one, then Kincardine’s Leader Resources has a deal for you. The local renewable energy company has installed the region’s first electric vehicle charging station and is allowing people to “fuel” up for free.
“We’re encouraging people to trade in the costly and unhealthy fossil fuel habit for transportation fueled by clean, renewable wind energy,” says Leader Resources President, Charles Edey.
The Level 2 fast charger is at the Leader Resources office, located at 147 Mahood Johnson Dr., Kincardine. “All electric vehicle owners are welcome to stop by and plug in. Our new charger is here for the community to use” said Edey. “We hope our commitment to renewable energy will be a catalyst within the community that helps promote others to become involved in this exciting transition to a cleaner environment”.
Appropriately, the new “CS90 – Sun Country Highway” charger was installed on Earth Day and is powered totally by wind power. “Our office and now some of our transportation needs will be powered by the energy we produce. All of the power we use in our office comes from Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering wind turbine”, which Mr. Edey helped erect in 2002. “We hope that Ontario sees that all vehicles can be powered by made-in-Ontario clean energy, which is good for the province and the people”.
Along with the new charger, Leader Resource’s has added a new Tesla “S” electric sedan to its fleet. This vehicle represents the latest technology in pure electric transportation, and offers a great solution for air and noise pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and peak oil.
“The cost savings are incredible”, says Edey of the 2013 Tesla. “I can drive to Toronto for work, charge the car at my hotel and be back in Kincardine without any stops for fuel – and the cost is no more than eight dollars”. The Tesla will go for 500km on a single charge from the 90 amp charger. “There are a lot of options available today, with fully electric or gas-assisted hybrid options, people can feel comfortable with the extended range”.
The new Tesla joins another fully electric vehicle already in use by Leader’s Project Manager, Bart Lavis, who owns one of the first fully electric motorcycles in Ontario. Mr. Lavis’ motorcycle was produced by Zero Electric Motorcycles of Santa Cruz, California. “I love it! This motorcycle is a fantastic ride. My wife and I have a pact to try to never buy another internal combustion engine”.
Sun Country Highway, which supplied the equipment, is a progressive Canadian owned company leading the electric charging movement from coast to coast. You can map your trips based on the location of electric vehicle charging stations online at www.suncountryhighway.ca.
For more information please contact:
Donald Lesko, Stakeholder Relations Manager 519-396-3540