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Canada: Man drives electric car from Toronto to Vancouver for auto show

Kent Rathwell at the Vancouver International Auto Show with a charging station that his company has been installing around western Canada.
Photograph by: Ward Perrin , The Province
Kent Rathwell imagines a day when there are electric car-charging stations from coast to coast.

To prove a point, he drove in a ‘full electric’ Tesla Roadster from the Toronto car show to the Vancouver International Auto Show.

“To show it could be done,” Rathwell said at a booth advertising the 2,000-km all-electric journey and the Sun Country Highway car chargers he installed along the way to get him here.

“It was pretty tight,” Rathwell said of his cross-country quest. “Swift Current got their charger the morning that I arrived.”

Kal Tire installed a host of chargers, and the upscale Banff Springs Hotel now houses one of Rathwell’s machines.
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