initiative looks to boost use of electric vehicles across the province
MONTRÉAL—The Electric Circuit, an initiative to create the infrastructure to support plug-in electric vehicles in Quebec has announced the addition of two charging stations in Promenades Drummondville, outside of Montreal.
The additions bring the total network of charging stations to 420, located in 15 different areas of Quebec. The network also includes 10 fast-charge stations. It has 4,000 members as well as 110 private and institutional partners, the most prominent of which is Hydro-Quebec.
“We are delighted to welcome Promenades Drummondville to our network,” France Lampron, director of transportation electrification at Hydro-Québec said on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. “This initiative is great news for owners of plug-in electric vehicle drivers who can now take advantage of two additional charging stations in the region.”
The initiative allows customers to use an app to locate stations and track charge history. Charges at normal charge stations are $2.50 per hour, while fast-charge stations cost customers $10 per hour. The network launched in 2012 and has rapidly expanded across many urban areas in the province.
The company notes that while most electric vehicle charging is done at home or at work, the public charging network allows drivers to travel worry-free, knowing they can top up their batteries on the road if they need to.