DETROIT–Canada’s Minister of Transport, OmarAlghabra, and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg jointly announced the Canada-United States Alternative Fuel Corridor.
Together, the two countries pledged that the corridor will have electric vehicle charging stations every 50 miles, and include at least one DC fast charger with combined charging systems ports.
The corridor runs from Kalamazoo to Québec City, Québec. It passes along:
- I-94 highway, through the tunnel in Detroit to the Canadian side of the border;
- Highway 401, through Toronto;
- Highway 20 in Montréal; and,
- Highway 40 through Québec City.
Defining a binational Alternative Fuel Corridor will guarantee that Canadian and U.S. drivers will be able to travel across the border and charge their vehicles.
This corridor represents one of the busiest passenger and trade corridors between the two countries. It is also a hub for vehicle manufacturing and a key component of Canada’s national transportation system, connecting major cities, ports, airports, railways, and highways. Canada will continue to increase capacity along this corridor and will work to enable future alternative fuel corridors as well.
“Canada and the United States have built the world’s largest market-based energy trading relationship, which provides a firm foundation as we strive to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” Alghabra said. “This first cross-border alternative fuel corridor will help drivers to travel across the border and charge or refuel worry-free.”
Transport Canada is online at www.tc.gc.ca.
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