More electric vehicle charging stations could be coming to Smiths Falls

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By Mallory Dey, InsideOttawaValley, September 10, 2019 Do you suffer from road range anxiety and aren’t sure if you’ll make it to your destination while driving an electric vehicle? A solution could soon be coming your way. During the Sept. 9 committee of the whole meeting of Smiths Falls town council, Chief Administrative Officer Malcolm Morris, brought to council the idea of having electric vehicle charging stations within the town. Morris wants to authorize staff to issue a letter of intent to Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to partner for the provision of up to three Level 2 charging stations within the town.

A level 2 charging station requires amperage ranging from 16 to 40 amps and can recharge the vehicle in as little as 2.3 hours adding 25 miles of range per hour. A level 1 charging station requires amperage ranging from 12 to 16 amps and can take 8 to 20 hours to fully charge adding four miles of range per hour. And a level 3 requires amperage of 16, 30, 32 or 40 amps depending on what charger is chosen and can take 30 minutes to charge 80 per cent of the vehicle.

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