• Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

    Electric-car charging stations are still remarkably rare at gas stations, though a handful exist in the Pacific Northwest. But earlier this year, the Petro-Canada station in Crossfield, Alberta, installed a charging station. It's free to use, too. Perhaps not too remarkable, except that this is the heart of Canada's tar-sands oil region. The charger itself is a Sun Country 100-amp model that delivers up to 19.2 kilowatts of power, if the plug-in vehicle can accept Level 2 charging at those speeds. All about Crossfield Crossfield is about 30 miles (50 km) north of Calgary, Canada's fossil-fuel...

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