Parkland to build this ‘Electric Charging Destination of the Future’ in British Columbia

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Parkland Corporation announced today it intends to build the ‘Electric Charging Destination of the Future’ in British Columbia, revealing a stunning concept design.

The company developed the concept following an international design competition held in partnership with Electric Autonomy Canada.

The winning design came from Scotland-based architect James Silvester, who has a background in designing sustainable architecture around the world.

Named “More with Less,” the modular design features environmentally friendly building materials and scalability for large or small applications.

It can also be changed to accommodate amenities such as convenience stores, high-quality dining, and outdoor spaces.

“The result is a destination that customers can enjoy and an environment where nature is integral to the structure. We look forward to working with James to further hone the design and identify a suitable location where we can bring it to life and create a world-class experience for EV drivers,” the company said.

The station will be built as part of their previously announced plans to develop the largest fast charging network in British Columbia.

“We are committed to bringing the winning concept to life as part of our ambitious EV charging strategy in British Columbia and believe the concept could be extended to our other geographies when we see opportunity to meet emerging customer demand,” said Darren Smart, SVP Energy Transition and Corporate Development.

Parkland’s EV charging stations will be co-located with their ON the RUN branded convenience stores and Triple O’s restaurants on high-traffic routes through British Columbia and into Calgary.

The company expects the network to be complete in the second half of 2022.

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