The Red Deer area in Alberta is seeing a growing interest in electric vehicles (EVs), with about 500 of Alberta’s 10,000 registered EVs located in the region. This interest is driven by higher fuel taxes and the availability of local EV chargers, especially along Highway 2, which is crucial during winter due to reduced EV range in cold temperatures. Plans for new solar-powered charging stations and the increasing affordability and efficiency of EVs, including pickups, are further boosting this trend. Alberta’s focus on both traditional and renewable energy sources, including a potential role in lithium production for EV batteries, highlights the region’s evolving energy landscape.

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