Planning a summer road trip? EV drivers, do your homework

Environmentally friendly vehicles may make it harder to get out into nature. The Weather Network's Mia Gordon has more on how Canada is making national parks more accessible to people with electric vehicles.

Are you planning a fun summer road trip and thinking you may want to take the family to a national park? Well, if you have an EV, you might want to do some extra homework, as a new study shows that many of Parks Canada's multi-day road trips could prove to be difficult or even impossible with an EV. 

Daniel Scott, a professor and research chair in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo, tells The Weather Network that 25% of the 33 multi-day road trips are impossible in an EV due to too much space between charging stations or no Level 3 chargers on route. 

And while some provinces like British Columbia and Quebec are doing better than others, Scott adds that by 2030, three-quarters of Parks Canada campsites won't be able to keep up with demand. 

Watch the video above to learn more.

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