The Canadian province of Québec is systematically building a chain of fast charging stations along Highway 20, one of the region’s busiest corridors. Premier Philippe Couillard, Hydro-Québec CEO Éric Martel and other dignitaries celebrated the completion of a new phase of the project at the recent EVS29 Electric Vehicle Symposium.
Public charging network The Electric Circuit has signed agreements with restaurants in Daveluyville and Laurier Station to install charging stations. They will join those already in service in Sainte-Julie, Drummondville and Lévis. A sixth charging station will open this fall in St-Hyacinthe.
Later this year, a second phase of Highway 20 electrification will be completed between Québec and Mont-Joli.
The new charging stations will be manufactured by the Electric Circuit’s supplier, Québec-based AddÉnergie.
“Québec has all the elements needed for the development of electric vehicles. Sound public finances that instill investor confidence. Québec know-how, which is being developed at the college and university levels and in our research centres,” said Premier Philippe Couillard. “As a result, we have a talented pool of manufacturers, component assemblers and integrators who are specialized in electric transportation.”
Québec’s Transportation Electrification Plan has set an ambitious target of having 100,000 EVs and PHEVs registered in the province by 2020.