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Atlantic Host Hotel joins the NB Power eCharge Network


Bathurst, N.B. –  NB Power and the Atlantic Host Hotel are pleased to announce the commissioning of a standard level-2 charging station for electric vehicles (EV) located in the parking lot of the Atlantic Host Hotel, 1450 Vanier Blvd, in Bathurst.

“NB Power is thrilled to welcome the Atlantic Host Hotel to the eCharge Network,” said Keith Cronkhite, senior vice president of business development and strategic planning at NB Power. “By offering guests the option to recharge their electric cars, the Atlantic Host is helping drivers reduce fuel costs while shrinking their impact on the environment.”

“The Atlantic Host is always looking to enhance the products and services we offer our guests.  We are proud to now offer our guests and the travelling public a station to charge their electric vehicles, 24/7,” said Keith DeGrace, owner of the Atlantic Host. “The installation of this charging station parallels efforts taking place in the Bathurst-Chaleur Region and beyond to electrify transportation.”

The Atlantic Host’s standard level-2 charging station is the 18th to be installed in New Brunswick as part of NB Power’s eCharge Network.

About the eCharge Network:

The eCharge Network is NB Power’s public charging program for electric vehicles. Made up of 18 standard level-2 (240 Volt) and nine fast (400 Volt) charging stations located throughout the province the eCharge Network aims to enable drivers of electric vehicles to travel around New Brunswick.

Electric vehicle drivers can sign up to the eCharge Network online and download the eCharge Network app for iOS and Android to locate charging stations, add credits to their account and access charging stations. The eCharge Network is interoperable with the Electric Circuit in Québec and the FLO network’s thousands of stations throughout Canada.

Quick facts:

  • There are currently 18 standard level-2 eCharge Network stations available for use in the following municipalities: Edmundston, St. André Perth-Andover, Prince William, Woodstock, Fredericton, Waasis, Youngs Cove, Salisbury, Quispamsis, Bathurst, Moncton, Shediac, Aulac, and Grand Bay-Westfield.
  • There are currently nine fast-charging stations available for use in the following locations: Edmundston, St. André, Perth-Andover, Woodstock, Prince William, Waasis, Youngs Cove, Salisbury, and Aulac.
  • It takes several hours to recharge completely at a standard level-2 charging station.
  • Both plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles can charge at a 120-volt outlet or standard level-2 charging stations (240 volt).
  • An all-electric vehicle can recharge up to 80 per cent in as little as about 30 minutes at a fast charging (“level 3” / 400 volt) station.

Media contact:Marc Belliveau, communications, NB Power, or (506)458-4203.