Titanium48 wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Also out of luck if you happen to live in Edmonton. Every other Canadian city over 1/4 of the size of Edmonton has or will soon have a Petro-Canada DCFC within 100 km, but not us.
Windsor is just over 1/4 the size of Edmonton and won't have a Petro-Canada DCFC station within 100km (the closest is just outside London, in Dorchester, and about 200km away). Saskatoon also won't have one nearby, but it is just under 1/4 (about 22%) the size of Edmonton. It is also strange that there won't be any in Newfoundland (St. John's is only about 16% the size of Edmonton though) or PEI (Charlottetown is about 1/20 the size of Edmonton).
I guess the objective was to allow people to drive from coast to coast not to serve major population centres, but there are a few stations that don't really fit within that objective. For example, here in Ottawa, although there will be one within 100km, it will be north of the city, in Gatineau, and not really convenient to the Trans-Canada Route (or the Trans-Canada Highway). The stations in Boisbriand, Milton, Dorchester, Aldersyde, and Kelowna are also a detour from the Trans-Canada route (I drew a map of the stations and the route here
Interestingly, the route doesn't follow the Trans-Canada highway in southern and eastern Ontario, but instead follows highway 401, but I guess they wanted it to go through Toronto (thus bypassing Ottawa).