Taiga launches renewable energy-based charging network to power off-road EVs
Taiga Motors Corporation, a Canada-based startup leading the electrification of off-road powersport vehicles, is launching its own charging network to make it more convenient for its off-road electric vehicle to replenish their exhausted batteries.
Powered mostly by renewable energy, Taiga’s on-water charging installations have already been completed in the first sites for Ontario and Quebec, while on-land charging installations are set to start in Quebec in the near future.
The electric snowmobile and watercraft manufacturer aims to install thousands of charging stations across the country. The effort is part of the company’s greater plan to make exploration of the great outdoors even more ‘greener.’
Announcing the plans, Taiga said, “Powered mostly by renewable energy, on-water charging installations have been completed in the first sites for Ontario and Quebec, with on-land electrification set to begin in Quebec in the near term. With thousands of charging stations targeted, exploring the great outdoors will become increasingly greener.”
The company’s aforementioned first EV charging sites have received level 2 and level 3 chargers. While the Lake Simcoe in Ontario has received level 2 chargers; Lake Memphremagog in Quebec has received level 2 and 3 chargers. The Canadian manufacturer’s off-road EVs come equipped with the automotive-standard J1772/CCS combo connectors.
The launch of the new off-road EV chargers has been announced as the Canadian off-road powersport vehicle manufacturer is expected to start delivering its Orca electric watercraft to customers within a few weeks.
Sam Bruneau, co-founder and chief executive of Taiga, said in a statement that creation of an off-road charging network would pave the way for sustainable exploration expanding. He stressed that the company wanted to harness renewable energy in hard-to-reach locations like high mountain peaks and undisturbed natural waterways by leveraging innovating charging technologies. He further stressed to state that installation of renewable energy-based charging points in remote locations would further the company’s vision of providing people with unrestricted access to the remote outdoors.
Taiga isn’t the first EV manufacturer to create a network of charging stations with special focus on outdoor adventures, but it is surely going to be one of the biggest providers of off-road charging networks for EVs like battery-powered watercraft and snowmobiles to help explore remote sites without having anxiety over rang of their vehicles. Taiga has plans to cover at least 75,000 km (roughly 46,000 miles) of off-road trails and waterways by the end of 2025 with as many as 1,100 charging stations in North America.
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