CALGARY, August 9, 2022 - Lafarge Canada, a member of Holcim Group, today announced the opening of the company’s first four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Canada at its Kent Ave Ready Mix Concrete Plant in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The project was initiated in March of 2022 by Lafarge’s Vancouver team with support from Lafarge Canada for secured funding of $50 thousand and an additional $20 thousand from the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle (EV) charger rebate program administered by BC Hydro.
The Kent Ave stations are the first of 100 charging stations planned for installation at 30 sites across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to create the infrastructure to support Lafarge Western Canada’s transition of its *light-duty vehicle fleet to electric vehicles by 2025. The fleet initiative creates the potential to eliminate 188 tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions over the next five years.
The Kent Ave stations are accessible to all employees who drive electric vehicles or would like to transition their personal vehicle to electric or hybrid models.
The migration to electric vehicles is in line with Holcim’s (US and Canada) overarching goal to reduce indirect carbon emissions from sources like transportation (Scope 3 emissions). By investing in emerging technology, Lafarge Canada is progressing towards generating benefits for people and the planet.
“We are thrilled that Western Canada has opened the first electric vehicle charging stations to kick-start this exciting effort planned across our Canada operations to advance our goal of net-zero as part of our environmental commitments." -Brad Kohl, CEO, Lafarge, Western Canada
*Lafarge Western Canada’s transition of its light-duty fleet to hybrid and electrical vehicles by 2025 will include the full-time sales and logistics operations in British Columbia, Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta.
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