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Québec charging network launches heavy vehicle charging pilot

Québec charging network The Electric Circuit has launched a heavy- and medium-duty vehicle charging pilot project. As the number of electric trucks on the roads is expected to increase significantly over the next few years, the project aims to gain a better understanding of heavy-vehicle charging patterns in order to develop infrastructure that meets the needs of the market.

The pilot includes the installation of dedicated stations for heavy vehicles, designed with factors such as turning radius and trailer length in mind.

The first charging station to be included in the pilot project is located on Rue Cunard in the town of Laval. It’s designed to be convenient for truck charging—heavy vehicles with trailers can park on either side of the two charging stations on site. The two stations have a combined power capacity of up to 350 kW, and feature both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connectors. Other stations will be added by 2024.

“Although light vehicles were the initial focus of transportation electrification, many other types of electric vehicles will be on our roads in the next few years,” said France Lampron, Director of Development of Energy and Mobility Offers at utility Hydro-Québec. “When it comes to charging, we intend to be ready to give the market the momentum it needs.”

Source: The Electric Circuit

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