Up to 7 kWh of free charging per day on the charging stations.
Installation of the charging stations will begin later in 2023.
Jolt is an Australian company.
Telecommunications giant Telus has announced a strategic partnership with Jolt, an Australian electric vehicle charging company. The agreement provides for the installation of up to 5,000 DC charging stations for electric vehicles on the Canadian road network.
Australian-born Jolt is Australia’s largest free EV fast-charging network, and already has a wide range of partnerships across Australia, including with Transport for NSW, Endeavour Energy, Ausgrid and various city councils across the country.
These charging stations will operate on the Telus network, with installation of the 5,000 charging stations due to begin later in 2023. Telus has also indicated that these charging stations will offer a wireless public Internet connection. In addition, the agreement between the two companies provides for up to 7 kWh of free charging per day for users of the charging station network.
According to estimates, this free charging is equivalent to a range of between 40 and 50 kilometers and a recharging time of between 15 and 20 minutes. Telus has also indicated that its charging stations will be powered entirely by renewable energy.
“Our partnership with JOLT is just the latest demonstration of TELUS’ partnership with innovators who share our values and are investing in a healthier, more sustainable future,” said Tony Geheran, Chief Operating Officer, TELUS. “We’re already 90% of the way to our goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2025 through our investments in power purchase agreements, and this collaboration is another important step that will benefit Canadians and the environment.
“We’re thrilled to bring our free, fast and clean charging network to Canada to help Canadian drivers make the switch to EVs faster. Drivers can save around $1,000 a year by charging with JOLT. The availability of a fast and reliable charging network is an essential part of Canada’s transition to a zero-emission transportation system. We are delighted to partner with TELUS, which shares our values of focusing on innovation to deliver the best possible customer experience,” said Doug McNamee, CEO of JOLT.