7-Eleven Canada and HTEC are partnering on three hydrogen fueling stations to support the rollout of zero-emission hydrogen electric vehicles in British Columbia
VANCOUVER–HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC), in partnership with 7-Eleven Canada, Inc., is proud to announce its hydrogen fueling station in North Vancouver is now open for business. The station is located at Exit 17 on Highway 1 at 7-Eleven’s Esso-branded service station in the Westview Shopping Centre. It is the third station to open in HTEC’s hydrogen fueling station network.
HTEC and 7-Eleven Canada have begun construction on a second station together, which will open on Vancouver Island later this year. The companies are also expanding the network into the Okanagan with a station set to open in Kelowna next year. All three 7-Eleven Canada stations will operate at sites where Esso-branded fuel is sold.
Natural Resources Canada is providing funding for each of the three stations through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, which aims to establish hydrogen stations in major metropolitan areas.
A significant level of support for the Westview station comes through the Government of British Columbia’s Part 3 Agreement under the BC Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which includes investment for actions that increase the use of low carbon fuels. The Province is also contributing funding for the stations through its Go Electric BC Program, part of the CleanBC plan to reduce pollution and meet BC’s climate targets.
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources said, “Electric vehicles are part of Canada’s net-zero future. Our federal government is working to give Canadians greener options to get where they need to go.”
Honorable Bruce Ralston, British Columbia’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources said, “Investments in clean energy infrastructure are a great example of CleanBC in action. Supporting the addition of another station in BC’s hydrogen station network demonstrates the Province’s commitment to making zero-emission transportation more convenient and available for British Columbians as we transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy systems.”
Colin Armstrong, President & Chief Executive Officer, HTEC said, “Partnerships are the driving force behind the development of Canada’s first network of hydrogen fueling stations. We are proud to work with 7-Eleven Canada to expand the possibilities for the drivers of hydrogen-electric vehicles to travel beyond Metro Vancouver and explore other parts of the province. While non-essential travel is off the table today, the network will continue to grow to allow travel when restrictions lift.”
Norman Hower, Vice President & General Manager, 7-Eleven Canada, Inc. said, “Reducing our impact on the environment is a major focus for 7‑Eleven Canada and an important priority for many of our customers. The innovative hydrogen refueling solutions we are building with HTEC continue to reduce our carbon footprint while meeting the evolving transportation needs of our customers.”
HTEC is Fueling the Drive to Hydrogen to combat climate change. The company designs, builds, and operates hydrogen fuel supply solutions to support the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Partnering with government, industrial gas companies, key equipment suppliers, automotive companies, and energy companies, HTEC is delivering safe, reliable, convenient, sustainable, and low-cost hydrogen to customers and consumers, how, when, and where they need it. Learn more at www.htec.ca
About 7 Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. 7-Eleven, Inc. operates franchises and/or licenses more than 70,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Find out more about 7-Eleven Canada at www.7-Eleven.ca