The Government of Yukon has installed two new Level 3 electric vehicle charging stations in Haines Junction and Marsh Lake. These fast-chargers join three others located in Whitehorse and Carcross and are available for public use.
The chargers are also part of a study on how electric vehicles operate in a cold climate. Data gathered is helping governments understand how the electric vehicle travel range and charging efficiency vary throughout the year. The lessons learned in this project will be beneficial to all northern regions of Canada. The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon are contributing a total of $676,500 in funding for the three-year study.