John Irwin at Automotive News writes »

Electrify Canada, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Canada, on Wednesday opened the first of 32 planned fast-charging stations that it says can recoup up to 320 kilometres of range of a vehicle’s battery in just 10 minutes.

The station, located at an outlet mall about 50 km west of Toronto, is seen by Electrify Canada as the first step toward building out EV charging infrastructure that will make such vehicles more practical for buyers, said Rob Barrosa, COO of Electrify Canada.