Of the power terminals unused in the ministry of Agriculture
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 19:45
Thursday, January 18, 2018 19:46
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OTTAWA-A federal government department has installed charging stations electric near some buildings in Ottawa, but the employees cannot make use of it.
However, the governments say that they want to encourage drivers to turn to electric vehicles.
In the spring of 2016, four electrical terminals have been installed at one of the many complex of the ministry of Agriculture at Ottawa, which employed hundreds of people.
One of the terminals allows the fast loading. But people are not lining up to use it, even if the signs indicate “Reserved for employees”.
An employee who has requested anonymity has told that the use of the terminals is a pilot project and that only the vehicles of the ministry can use them. But the department does not possess a single electric car on the spot, which means that three terminals are left unused.
“I’ve never seen another car that the electric car Crown. Therefore, these terminals are now terminals ghosts,” said this employee.
VAT News visited the site several times since the beginning of the week and, indeed, no car uses these electrical terminals.
The ministry of Agriculture refuses to say how much cost these devices.
The purchase and installation of a terminal electrical can easily cost between 45 000 $ and 60 000 $.
“It’s frustrating, because, in the end, it comes down to the money wasted currently. It is extremely expensive to install this type of terminal there,” added the employee.