TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) has announced a strategic partnership with Australian #EV charging company, JOLT, to install up to 5,000 public DC fast chargers across Canada, running on the award winning TELUS network.
Tony Geheran, Chief Operations Officer, TELUS told us “Our partnership with JOLT is just the latest demonstration of TELUS partnering with innovators who share our values, and investing in a healthier, more sustainable future. We are already 90 per cent of the way to achieving our goal of using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 due to our investments in Power Purchase Agreements, and this collaboration is another significant step forward benefitting Canadians and our environment.”
Later this year, JOLT and TELUS will begin installing their comprehensive network of EV charging stations across Canada which will include TELUS’ public Wi-Fi capability. Across the JOLT EV charging network, all electric vehicle drivers will be able to use their JOLT app to access 7 kWh of free charging per day, which equates to 40 to 50 kilometres of range and 15 to 20 minutes of charge time, depending on the vehicle.
Powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, JOLT has been working to facilitate the growth of EV usage globally. Coupled with TELUS’ dedication to being a world leader in environmental sustainability and using technology for a greener future, this partnership will create more accessible, affordable EV charging in cities across Canada.
Doug McNamee, Chief Executive Officer, JOLT said “We are excited to bring our free, fast, clean charging network to Canada to help Canadian drivers transition to EVs faster. Drivers can save approximately $1,000 annually by charging with JOLT. Availability of reliable, fast charging is a critical component of Canada’s transition to zero emission transport. We’re thrilled to partner with TELUS who share our values with a focus on innovation to deliver best-in-class customer experiences”.
JOLT is Australia’s largest, free, fast EV charging network and already has a broad range of partnerships throughout Australia, having partnered with Transport for NSW, Endeavour Energy, Ausgrid and a variety of local government councils across the country. JOLT launched in New Zealand last year and is working to build charging infrastructure in partnership with governments, cities, utilities, transit authorities and private landowners.