Parkland Corporation is the headline sponsor of a design competition to envision ‘The Electric Fuelling Station of the Future’. Run by Electric Autonomy Canada, the competition invites the architectural and design communities to envision ground-breaking concepts that may serve as a blueprint for future electric vehicle (EV) fuelling stations alongside integrated, value-added customer experiences.
Ian White, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Innovation at Parkland, said, “We are excited to partner with Electric Autonomy on this important competition and to work alongside fellow sponsors, including CIBC and Dentons. We are committed to providing innovative mobility solutions and look forward to being an active participant in a design competition which focusses on the emerging needs of EV customers.”
Architects, designers, and cross-disciplinary practitioners are invited to reimagine the traditional fuelling station as a new roadside oasis for EV drivers, where travelers can rest, eat, recharge and more. The design proposals presented by the finalists and winner will be shared with architectural magazines and websites, and the top three entries will collect a total of $40,000 in prize money.
Registration opened on August 30, 2021. The deadline to submit an ‘Electric Fuelling Station of the Future’ design is November 15, 2021. For more information, please visit this link.
Nino Di Cara, Founder & President, Electric Autonomy, said, “As electric vehicle adoption increases, the time to plan for the future is now. While we have seen advancements in EV design, the EV lifestyle has been lacking. This competition aims to address that by redesigning the human experience of travel by road and creating inviting, sleek, road-side infrastructure, and customer experiences.”
Parkland’s energy transition journey
Parkland is a leading convenience store operator, and independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products. The company services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and the Americas.
Sponsoring this design competition is a natural extension of Parkland’s energy transition activities. This includes previously announced plans to open a dense network of EV ultra-fast chargers, co-located with ON the RUN branded convenience stores and Triple O’s restaurants on high-traffic routes through British Columbia (BC) and into Calgary. In addition, Parkland continues to grow its leading renewable fuel manufacturing capabilities at its refinery in Burnaby, BC.