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Free EV charging at Garibaldi shopping area on Earth Day

Squamish locals can charge their electric vehicles for free at 40270 Glenalder Place on Thursday.
The chargers in front of Squamish's London Drugs.

People who have electric vehicles in Squamish will be in for a treat this Earth Day.

Electrify Canada, which has one charging station in town at 40270 Glenalder Place, is offering free charging sessions on April 22.

The company will not charge EV drivers for sessions starting at 12:00 a.m. EDT April 22 on through to 3:00 a.m. EDT April 23.

“Driving electric is an impactful action consumers can take to help reduce their carbon footprint and Electrify Canada is excited to celebrate this by offering free charging sessions on Earth Day,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president of Electrify Canada, in a news release.

“We are proud to help lead an electric vehicle revolution by enabling electric transportation for Canadians, on Earth Day and every day.”

Electrify Canada has 22 charging stations in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, each equipped with four chargers capable of speeds up to 150kW and 350kW.

The company expects to have 32 charging stations with a total of 128 individual fast chargers by the end of 2021.