Nissan and Hydro-Québec partner to expand public charging network

Nissan LEAF EV Fast Charger

Nissan has announced that it will support the expansion of the Electric Circuit public charging network with an investment in 25 DC fast charging sites. The Electric Circuit includes more than 360 public charging stations in operation in Québec, including 8 fast-charge stations. The new sites will be located at short-stop locations like restaurant chains and convenience stores.

Québec City-based AddÉnergie will supply the chargers, which will be equipped with both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo plugs.

“With record sales for the Nissan LEAF, more Canadians are embracing electric mobility, and this growth will continue as public charging infrastructure continues to expand, making longer distance drives even easier,” said Christian Meunier, President of Nissan Canada. “This is the next phase of Nissan’s commitment to supporting electric mobility in Canada, and we understand that charging infrastructure should support all electric vehicles to make maximum impact.”

“Nissan has been at the forefront of promoting electric mobility globally,” said Hydro-Québec VP Pierre-Luc Desgagné. “With Nissan’s important support of the next phase of the Electric Circuit, we’ll ensure even more EV drivers have the convenience of fast charging while continuing the deployment of Level 2 chargers throughout the province.”

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Source: Hydro-Québec via Green Car Congress