The Canadian and US governments have announced the creation of the first Alternative Fuel Corridor between Quebec and Michigan to encourage more people to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
The corridor will include electric vehicle charging infrastructure every 80 km (50 miles), which will include at least one DC fast charger with CCS (Combined Charging System) ports. The corridor will run from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Québec City, Québec, passing through major cities like Toronto and Montréal.
- I-94 highway, through the tunnel in Detroit to the Canadian side of the border;
- Highway 401, through Toronto;
- Highway 20 in Montréal; and,
- Highway 40 through Québec City.
In Canada the corridor will include 215 stations, all of which will be located within 6km of a highway, with 61 stations between Detroit and Toronto and another 154 stations between Toronto and Québec City.
According to a press release from the Canadian government this binational Alternative Fuel Corridor will ensure Canadian and US drivers can travel across the border and charge their vehicles, promoting the growth of the automotive sector of the future and supporting the shift to a net-zero economy. The corridor is one of the busiest passenger and trade corridors between the two countries and is a key component of Canada’s national transportation system.
“Canada and the United States have built the world’s largest market-based energy trading relationship, which provides a firm foundation as we strive to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This first cross-border alternative fuel corridor will help drivers to travel across the border and charge or refuel worry-free. It contributes to bringing us another step closer to making our air cleaner while helping people save money on traditional fuels,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport