by Jenny Read

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that its upper parking lot has recently been equipped with three electric car charging stations thanks to Tesla. The charging stations (connectors) – two made for Tesla vehicles and a third that is for all EV brands (J1772) – are available on a first come, first served basis for patients, visitors, and staff. There is no extra fee for using the charging stations, although standard parking rates apply.

The charging stations are part of the Tesla Destination Charging Program to encourage Canadians to choose zero emission vehicles. Tesla provided the connectors and signage, while KDH was responsible for connecting power to the charging stations and painting the parking spaces to denote the electric vehicle spots.

“The addition of the electric vehicle charging stations is emblematic of KDH’s commitment to innovation, the environment, and the implementation of green initiatives,” said the hospital’s CEO, Frank Vassallo. “We are proud to be able to support the adoption of electric vehicles and the transition away from fossil fuels. I also want to thank Tesla for their very generous support of this important initiative.”

“Switching to clean-air transportation creates a healthier environment for all of us, and aligns with the KDH mission of building healthier communities,” added Tammy Buehlow, Building Services Manager and coordinator of the hospital’s environmental efforts.

The best news? The three charging stations are in constant use, according to Tammy.

As a Tesla Destination Charging location, KDH is in good company among more than 4,500 hotels, vineyards, restaurants, and Parks Canada sites, along with other Canadian hospitals like the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto.


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