News | January 13, 2023 

Mackenzie County installed two electric vehicle chargers with the support of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC). One charger was installed at the recreation centre in La Crete, the other at the recreation centre in Fort Vermilion. Installing these EV charging stations in our communities is an essential step in facilitating electric vehicle usage in Northern Alberta.

Quick facts about the charging stations:

  • Level 3 Charger
  • 480 Charging Volts
  • 100kW Power Output
  • $15/hour of charging
  • No FLO membership needed, no membership fees
  • Fast Charging in under 5 hours; up to 250km’s of range per hour

According to Byron Peters, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Mackenzie County, more EV chargers are needed in surrounding communities along key transportation corridors to establish a reliable network across Northern Alberta. Peters says, “It’s important to us that residents and visitors have access to EV chargers, and we are keen to do our part to build out the EV charging infrastructure in our region.”

Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Fort Vermilion Community Cultural Complex

Close up of instructions

Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Northern Lights Recreation Centre and Raymond Knelsen Arena