Northland Utilities and the Government of the Northwest Territories Unveil Yellowknife’s First Level 3 Electric Vehicle Fast Charger
Northland Utilities and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) are pleased to announce the availability of the city’s first Level 3 Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charger. The 100kW Level 3 EV Fast Charger is installed as part of the Government’s 2030 Energy Strategy and associated 2022-2025 Energy Action Plan. It represents a significant milestone in reducing emissions from transportation and brings us a step closer to realizing a zero-emission vehicle corridor in the NWT.
- Location: Northland Utilities Main Office, 481 Range Lake Road
- Operating Hours: 24 hours
- Charging Rate: $32 per hour
As the first of its kind in Yellowknife, this Level 3 EV Fast Charger sets the stage for EVs in the territory, and a second 100kW Fast Charger for the city is expected to become available in the near future. This marks a strategic step toward making EV charging more accessible, convenient, and efficient for residents and visitors alike.
Key Features of the Level 3 EV Fast Charger:
- Fast charging capabilities, significantly reducing charging times.
- Compatibility with a wide range of electric vehicles.
- Convenient payment options, including contactless payments for ease of use.
This initiative represents the collaborative efforts of Northland Utilities and GNWT to reduce carbon emissions from transportation and enable the adoption of more electric vehicles in Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. One of the six strategic objectives of the 2030 Energy Strategy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by 10 per cent per capita.
Vic Barr, Manager, Northland Utilities: "We are thrilled to be working with GNWT to help introduce this Level 3 EV Fast Charger in Yellowknife. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to further collaborations with the GNWT to enable EV charging infrastructure in the territory."
Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure, Government of the Northwest Territories: "The installation of this Level 3 EV Fast Charger supports the 2030 Energy Strategy’s objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by 10 per cent per capita. We’re also working with other communities and electricity providers to install more EV chargers and establish a zero-emissions vehicle corridor in the territory. By supporting initiatives like this, we are contributing to a greener, more sustainable future for the NWT, and making buying an EV more viable for NWT residents, businesses and governments."