Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir An electric vehicle connected to a public charging station
The Quebec government is investing nearly $60 million to to increase by 30% its current network of direct current charging stations (DCRC), which includes more than 1,200.
The Minister of the Environment, Benoit Charette, specified Monday that 367 stations of 100 kilowatts or more will be distributed across 131 sites on the territory and will be added to the Hydro-Québec Electric Circuit network.
He made the announcement during the IMPULSION event, the International Summit on Electric and Intelligent Transportation (TEI), which is being held until Wednesday at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal
The Government of Quebec believes that this initiative is part of the Plan for a green economy 2030 (PEV 2030) which foresees 1.6 million electric vehicles (EV) registered in 2030. Minister Charette adds that the addition of 367 public charging stations is one more step towards the presentation of the next government strategy on electric vehicle charging, which will soon be launched.
The government estimates that with the addition of these new charging stations, the equivalent of 40% of all public DCFCs currently available in Canada will be located at Quebec.
The Government of Quebec also awarded a $6 million grant to FLO, formerly known as AddÉnergie.
This financial assistance “will support the development, cost of $23.8 million, a new generation of high-power fast charging stations and a new level 2 charging station platform for electric vehicles. »