When the border reopens after COVID-19 restrictions ease, electric vehicle (EV) drivers from Whitehorse will have more charging options when they arrive in Skagway, Alaska.
Five new Level 2 EV charging stations were recently installed behind the Public Works office on 1st Ave and State Street, just minutes from the ferry dock, and a 2-hour drive from Whitehorse.
The charging stations are currently free to use, and the city is currently investigation other locations in the hopes of installing more in the future. The current stations were installed for just $2,000 each, the low price being one of the big reasons why they went ahead with the project.
The Yukon Territory last fall proposed a comprehensive plan to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which called for 6,000 EVs in the territory by 2030. Given the population, that works out to 1 in every 6 passengers cars being electric.