The strategic partnership will see JOLT develop and install up to 5,000 street side fast chargers across Canada.
This follows up on JOLT’s recent international expansion into NZ where it has already setup several charging stations in Auckland.
JOLT is Australia’s largest free 100% renewable powered fast EV charging network and already has a broad range of partnerships throughout Australia, including Transport for NSW, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and a variety of local government councils across the country.
Starting in late 2023, JOLT will begin installing a comprehensive network of EV charging stations Canada-wide that include TELUS’ public Wi-Fi capability, starting in Toronto and Vancouver.
Across the JOLT Canada EV charging network, similar to the customer proposition JOLT delivers in Australia, Canadian EV drivers will be able to get 7 kWh of free charging per day.
With more than 13 million electric vehicles forecasted to be on Canadian roads by 2030, and a need for more than 200,000 public chargers, this partnership will accelerate Canadian EV infrastructure development to meet this high demand, drive the adoption of electric vehicles, and support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
CEO of JOLT Doug McNamee commented:
“As JOLT’s newest international market outside Australia, this partnership with TELUS is just the start of our ambitious plan to build tens of thousands of sites over the next decade in major cities globally, starting in Canada later this year”.
“Canadian cities have some of the highest EV uptake in North America and free public charging will make it even easier for Canadians to own an electric vehicle.
We’re thrilled to partner with TELUS, which, like JOLT, has a focus on sustainability and innovation, to deliver best-in-class customer experiences.”
For TELUS, the partnership is another demonstration of its longstanding commitment to leverage its technology, products and services to build a better, more sustainable future. As the only telecommunications company in Wall Street Journal’s top 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World, the partnership builds on its social, environmental and governance strategy.