Red River Co-op has recently installed two new fast-charging stations in Winnipeg. These stations are Red River Co-op’s first in Winnipeg and are both located near the Red River Co-op gas bar and food store on Dakota Street. This is their second EV charging station, the first is a Tesla charging station at their gas bar in Dryden, Ontario.

Co-ops across Western Canada are working together and leading the charge in connecting the West, installing chargers in towns and cities on the Prairies along the Trans-Canada Highway. These chargers will be located at existing Co-op locations, including food stores and gas bars, and will form the Co-op Connect EV Charging Network.

“Even though gas bars are a large part of our business, we see this as opportunity to both reduce our environmental impact and to seize the moment by investing in the transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Doug Wiebe, CEO of Red River Co-op.

All makes and models of electric vehicles using one of two universal standard connectors will be able to use the Co-op Connect chargers. Most stations will charge a vehicle in about 30 minutes.

The charging stations are simple to use and the Co-op Connect App provides the ability to find charging locations, start and end sessions, track the charging process and pay for charging.