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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

The fast-charging network is a new frontier and a big push towards a greener future for our province.

Hydro has been operating our province’s electricity system for more than 50 years. We’re focused on meeting customer needs today, while also planning ahead for the future of electricity in Newfoundland and Labrador. As the electric vehicle market continues to expand, we’re excited to help bring our province more in line with electric vehicle use across the country by helping establish the first phase of the fast-charging network, working to expand charging sites in future, and supporting a greener future for our province.

How Hydro is helping expand EV use in Newfoundland and Labrador:


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Infrastructure.

Hydro implemented and manages the province’s first fast-charging network – linking our province with an established network of fast-charging stations throughout Canada and making EV ownership a reality for the people of our province. Find out more about the types of chargers.

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Information.

We will ensure residents and tourists alike are kept in the know about the province’s public fast-charging network. For more information on becoming an EV owner, please visit takeCHARGE.

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Opportunities.

This is a new frontier and a big push towards a greener future for our province. Investigating opportunities and challenges to EV charging across the province through partnerships and direct outreach to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians is the key to our shared success.

Be part of a growing network of EV charging stations in the province

In support of local EV growth, takeCHARGE, a joint partnership between Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and Newfoundland Power, is planning to install an additional 19 EV charging stations around the province.

Learn more and find out how to apply >

Electricity Feedback Panel

In 2019, we surveyed members of our Electricity Feedback Panel to learn more about your interest in electric vehicles. This panel helps us ensure your voice is heard as we make important decisions about our electricity system. The Panel is open to all residents – join today to share your feedback!

Here’s what we heard:

  • 8
    The average number of road trips taken annually with a household vehicle.

  • 9.7
    The average number of road trips per year is higher among those likely to buy an all-electric vehicle.

  • 41%
    said a lack of available charging stations as one of the key deterrents to purchasing an all-electric vehicle.

  • 61%
    of respondents said they would be more likely to consider buying or leasing an all-electric vehicle in the next five years if a fast-charging network were available.

What’s next?

Hydro’s goal is to provide the province with safe, reliable, least-cost electricity – and we think EVs can help us along the way. Soon we’ll have a surplus of clean energy in our province. But what if we could use that energy right here at home in a way that helps the environment, increases tourism, and lowers the cost of your commute? That’s the future we see for EVs in Newfoundland and Labrador.