THORNHILL, ON, Aug. 23, 2012 — CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is pleased to unveil our first electric vehicle charging station in the parking lot of our Thornhill headquarters.
The new, easy-to-use charging post was installed this summer by Siemens Canada and electric vehicle owners can charge up at no cost, compliments of CAA SCO.
“Installing the new charging station is just one step in our continued efforts to help educate and support motorists no matter what they drive,” said Teresa Di Felice, Director Government & Community Relations, CAA SCO.
The dual level II charger provides two 7.2 kW ports with retractable cords and is designed for outdoor use.
“Siemens’ electric vehicle infrastructure solutions offer municipalities, corporations, fleets and utilities a smart, safe and simple method to charge electric vehicles,” said Robert Hardt, CEO, Siemens Canada. “We’re excited to work with CAA SCO in supporting their green initiatives and contributing to the growing electric vehicle infrastructure in Canada.”
CAA SCO has also added a zero emissions, fully electric vehicle, to our corporate fleet. The Nissan Leaf is a company vehicle to be used by our employees for corporate events, conferences and off-site meetings.
“Alternative fuel vehicles help reduce the impact of driving on the environment. Having our own electric vehicle shows our members we are leading the way in accepting new technologies,” added Di Felice.
To get directions to CAA SCO’s charging station or to find the nearest station to you, visit http://www.chargepoint.com/chargepointnet/find-stations.php.
Meanwhile, CAA Insurance offers a 5 per cent discount to policyholders who own an electric vehicle or a hybrid insured with CAA SCO.
About CAA SCO
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We’re more than Roadside Assistance. We’re Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.