TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Chargemycar.ca is an on-line portal where consumers can choose, buy and arrange the
installation of their electric car charger. The project is a
partnership between Plug'n Drive and Ontario's local electricity
companies to ensure that the installation of electric car chargers does
not disrupt the power grid.
"One of the barriers to electric car adoption is the perceived
complexity of charging at home instead of refuelling at a gas station"
said Cara Clairman, CEO of Plug'n Drive. "Charge My Car simplifies
the process of installing an electric car charger." This on-line portal
provides customers with maximum choice of chargers, gives charger
manufacturers a forum to sell their products and, most importantly,
provides the local utilities with a channel to connect with their
customers during the charger installation process.
Recent studies predict at least 100,000 electric cars on Canadian roads
by 2020 and drivers will do the majority of their charging at home. In
most cases, local electricity companies have no way of knowing where
electric cars are located. Without this information, these electricity
companies cannot learn about the potential impact these cars may have
on the electricity grid. "Charge My Car fills an important gap in the
electric car ecosystem," said Gerry Smallegange, CEO of Burlington
Hydro. "It provides customers the opportunity to involve their local
utility in the installation process which will assist utility companies
in protecting the local electricity grid."
"The Electrical Safety Authority is pleased to partner with Plug'n Drive
on Charge My Car. The service protects the safety of homeowners by
listing only products that are approved to be sold in Canada and by
connecting homeowners with licensed electrical contractors," said David
Collie, President and CEO of the Electrical Safety Authority.
About Plug'n Drive
Plug'n Drive is a non-profit organization accelerating the adoption of
electric vehicles to maximize their environmental and economic
benefits. Plug'n Drive has been actively involved in educating
consumers and businesses about the advantages of driving electric since
SOURCE: Plug'n Drive
For further information:
Cara Clairman, President and CEO
www.plugndrive.ca or www.chargemycar.ca