Distributed Energy Resources, Industrial - August 12, 2022
Lafarge Canada Launches EV Charging Stations
Lafarge Canada, a member of Holcim Group, announced the opening of the company’s first four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Canada at its Kent Ave Ready Mix Concrete Plant in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The project was initiated in March of 2022 by Lafarge’s Vancouver team with support from Lafarge Canada for secured funding of $50,000 and an additional $20,000 from the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle (EV) charger rebate program administered by BC Hydro.
The Kent Ave stations are the first of 100 charging stations planned for installation at 30 sites across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to create the infrastructure to support Lafarge Western Canada’s transition of its light-duty vehicle fleet to EVs by 2025. The fleet initiative creates the potential to eliminate 188 tons of CO2 emissions over the next five years.
The migration to electric vehicles is in line with Holcim’s (US and Canada) overarching goal to reduce indirect carbon emissions from sources like transportation (Scope 3 emissions).
“We are thrilled that Western Canada has opened the first electric vehicle charging stations to kick-start this exciting effort planned across our Canada operations to advance our goal of net-zero as part of our environmental commitments," said Brad Kohl, CEO, Lafarge, Western Canada, in a statement.