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ABB and BEQ Technology partner to accelerate e-mobility adoption

The collaboration is meant to provide customers greater access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the growing Quebec market.

May 11, 2021  by CM Staff

ABB and BEQ Technology, which specializes in the installation of EV charging stations, have entered into an agreement to provide BEQ Technology customers access to ABB’s charging solutions and accelerate the adoption of e-mobility in Quebec.

Quebec’s 2030 Plan for a Green Economy, which includes initiatives on the electrification of transport, the importance of e-mobility is being pushed up the public agenda. With its plan, Quebec aims to eliminate the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, increase the number of electric vehicles (EV) in public transit, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase investment in the local economy.

As part of this agreement, BEQ Technology will sell and install ABB’s EV charging solutions, including Terra AC wallbox chargers, Terra DC wallbox chargers, and Terra 54 fast chargers, which can provide a quick “refill” by adding 100 km in 25 minutes.

“We are proud of this strategic agreement, which will result in greater customer satisfaction across our broad client base, thanks to ABB’s excellent products.” said Sylvio Proteau, Co-founder, BEQ Technology. “We are excited about our plans for 2021 and contributing in a bigger way to the development of Quebec’s electric mobility ecosystem.”

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ABB’s charging solutions are built to be highly reliable in Quebec’s winter conditions. The transportation sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate change in Canada, with transportation accounting for 23% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. A transition to EVs is a key element in achieving Canada’s net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

“We are pleased to sign this agreement with BEQ Technology to make our industry leading chargers available to more drivers. Having a robust charging infrastructure is key to electrification of transportation and we look forward to working together to build a more sustainable transport future,” said John Ieraci, Director, E-mobility, ABB Canada.