/Charging across the county
Two Ivy electric vehicle charging stations went live on Jan. 14 this year next to Minden’s municipal building. Electric charging stations are now also located in Algonquin Highlands, Dysart et al and Highlands East./SUE TIFFIN Staff

Charging across the county

In January, electric charging stations were installed across Haliburton County. 

The Park & Charge, Ivy’s level two charging network, brings electric vehicle charging infrastructure to the Highlands in all four municipalities. On March 9, the company announced it has opened 32 level two charging stations in partnership with Haliburton County and other municipalities including Port Hope, Orillia and Newmarket. 

“We are excited to partner with the Ivy Charging Network to increase the number of charging stations in Haliburton County,” said Liz Danielsen, Haliburton County warden. “We hope to support residents and visitors in increasing the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in our community. This is an important step toward reaching our climate change goals and transitioning to a low carbon future.”

“Algonquin Highlands is happy to be part of this project,” said Mayor Carol Moffatt. “We serve a diverse public, particularly in relation to our seasonal and visiting folks, and there are an increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles on the roads now. We look forward to considering the gradual expansion of charging opportunities to other locations in the township as part of our overall commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.”

Ivy Charging Network, a joint venture between Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation with additional funding provided by Natural Resources Canada, opened its first Charge and Go location in 2019, and according to a March 9 press release plans to “connect Ontario from north to south and east to west.” Learn more at ivycharge.com. 

– Staff