Cornwall, Ontario - The asphalt on Highway 401 may be as black as the ace of spades, but a Canadian environmental company is trying to add a hint of green.
Sun Country Highway has expanded its publicly accessible Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network along the 401, North America's busiest highway and one of the most traveled highway systems in the world.
More than 20 of the fastest level 2 chargers available today have been installed every 50-98 km along the 401 between Montreal and Detroit.
Kent Rathwell, president of Sun Country, was in Cornwall to show off one of the charging stations at the Best Western Parkway Inn on Vincent Massey Drive.
"We proved you can travel long distances with zero emissions," he said. "This year our goal is to green 90 per cent of Canadian highways."
The charging stations are free for public use, and the electricity is provided by the host facility.
A high-end electric car can travel up to 500 km before requiring a recharge.