Tim Hortons announces electric vehicle charging station pilot in Canada

Tim Hortons announces electric vehicle charging station pilot in Canada 
Partners with Oakville Hydro, Town of Oakville 
OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Electric vehicle owners in Oakville, ON 
are now able to charge their cars while enjoying a Tim Hortons coffee. 
Canada's largest restaurant chain installed its first electric vehicle 
charging stations as part of a new pilot project. 
Charging stations are now available for guest use, free of charge, at Tim 
Hortons located at 228 Wyecroft Road in Oakville and for use by corporate 
employees at head office, in an effort to study the technology, its usage and 
"The electric vehicle infrastructure is in its infancy and we see a potential 
opportunity for Tim Hortons to help make a true difference by expanding that 
infrastructure in Canada," said Paulo Ferreira, Senior Director, International 
Design and Building Standards, Tim Hortons. "At this stage, the goal for us is 
to explore and understand the technology, to see how it can work at our 
restaurants and how we can, in turn, support our guests who choose to go 
Tim Hortons partnered with Oakville Hydro and Town of Oakville to launch the 
pilot project. 
"There is no better place than Oakville for Tim Hortons to launch its electric 
vehicle charging station pilot project," said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. "Tim 
Hortons continues to help us make Oakville cleaner and greener, towards 
realizing our vision of creating Canada's most livable town." 
"Electric vehicles can potentially have an impact on distribution systems 
across Ontario," said Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro 
Corporation. "As part of our Smart Grid initiatives, this pilot project will 
allow us to gain insight into how our distribution system responds and reacts 
to the addition of electric vehicles. We are very proud to be part of this 
project with other Oakville businesses." 
Tim Hortons continues discussions with additional municipalities in an attempt 
to expand the pilot before deciding on the future possibility of EV charging 
stations across the company's more than 3,300 restaurants across Canada. 
The company will also make provisions to run electrical wires to future 
charging stations through conduits in parking lots at all newly-built Canadian 
restaurants going forward, to simplify the installation process. 
Ford Motor Company of Canada provided Tim Hortons with the C-MAX Energi 
Plug-in Hybrid for testing purposes. 
About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North 
America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating 
in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals 
to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, 
espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and 
espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh 
Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked 
goods, including our trademark donuts. As of September 30th, 2012, Tim Hortons 
had 4,138 system-wide restaurants, including 3,365 in Canada, 755 in the 
United States and 18 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about 
the Company is available at www.timhortons.com. Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter: 
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 
Hailey DeDominicis dedominicis_hailey@timhortons.com 905-337-5349  Alexandra 
Cygal cygal_alexandra@timhortons.com 905-339-5960 
Image with caption: "In this photo, dated February 11th, a Ford C-MAX Energi 
Plug-in Hybrid charges at Tim Hortons in Oakville, Ontario after Tim Hortons 
launched its new electric vehicle charging station pilot. (CNW Group/Tim 
Hortons Inc.)". Image available at:  
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