New electric vehicle charging station added to growing network

The Government of Yukon has installed its latest public electric vehicle charging station at the Yukon Transportation Museum. This is the government’s second publicly accessible charging station – the first was installed earlier this year at the Main Administration Building. 

Both charging stations are available to the public for a maximum of four hours per use. The two stations in Whitehorse contribute to the growing network of charging stations in the territory. Yukon’s first public charging station opened at the Mount Lorne recycling depot in early 2018. 


Supporting greener and cleaner transportation options gives Yukoners the power to reduce their environmental impact and fuel costs. The Government of Yukon is thrilled to be part of growing a network of electric vehicle charging stations in the territory. 

Minister of Environment Pauline Frost

We are proud to expand infrastructure that supports electric vehicle use in Yukon. The more electric vehicles we have on our roads, the less we use fossil fuels for transportation. We will continue to look for opportunities to increase the use of renewable energy, especially in the transportation sector.

Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn

Yukon transportation history shows us the ingenuity and self-sufficiency of those who came before us. In the Yukon we have always been trying new transportation technologies. This introduction of a public electric charging station continues our story of transportation energy networks – be that moose for people, hay for horses, fish for dog teams, wood for steamers, diesel for trains, and maybe now electricity for cars. The Yukon Transportation Museum is pleased to work with the Yukon government to offer this alternate transportation fuel option to our community.

Yukon Transportation Museum President Hugh Kitchen

Quick facts 
  • Environmentally friendly transportation alternatives such as hybrid and electric vehicles will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and costs.

  • Transportation is the largest source of GHG emissions in Yukon. 

  • The majority of Yukon’s transportation GHG emissions come from diesel and gasoline road vehicles.  

  • A 30 amp Level 2 charger costs under $3 to charge a drained electric vehicle for four hours.

  • According to a 2016 Yukon Energy study, the capacity of an electric vehicle in cold weather is more than enough to make an average Yukon commute of 13 kilometres to and from work per day.

  • The Government of Yukon also has two electric vehicle charging stations for internal fleet use.

Media contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications

Roxanne Stasyszyn
Communications, Environment 

Janna Swales
Executive director, Yukon Transportation Museum


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