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The Electric Vehicle Road Trip

The electric vehicle charging station at the Fernie Fox Hotel in Fernie BC

The myth that electric vehicles are only good for commuting within City limits is being busted. With a growing network of charging stations throughout the Kootenays and Southern Alberta, it is now entirely possible to make your road trip happen in a pure electric vehicle. Accelerate Kootenay has lead the charge (pun intended) to promote EV travel throughout the Kootenay region. And now the Peaks to Prairies partnership has led to a growth of charging stations throughout southern Alberta.

Plan your trip

It is now possible to travel from Calgary to Fernie in an electric vehicle. You can also drive from Edmonton to Fernie. Or make Fernie a stop on a longer trip through the Kootenays to Nelson, Revelstoke, or onwards to the coast. A great resource for planning your electric vehicle-based road trip is Plugshare.com. It is an online resource that maps out the different charging stations across the continent. It has the functionality to allow you to plan your stops, rearrange your stops, and connect with your phone or infotainment system to provide you directions and distances to the nearest charging station. Throughout the Kootenays and southern Alberta, charging stations are located to allow drivers and passengers to easily access local amenities like shopping, restaurants, and other points of attraction.

Support local business

Planning your next road trip in an electric vehicle not only supports the environment and a drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (…are you sick of the puns yet?), but its also an economic stimulator for small rural economies. When you stop to charge up, chances are you’ll buy a coffee, meal, or gift, while you wait. Your purchase is a direct investment in the local economy. It is time for us to change our travel habits, to slow down, and explore the local communities between your point A and point

For your next stay in Fernie, book direct with us to get the best offer and deals available. You can book online, or call our Reservation Agents 24/7 at 1 (877) 447 6788. The charger at the Fernie Fox Hotel is free for guests to use while staying with us.


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