The Electric Circuit will add 4,500 grant facilitated charging stations in Quebec

by Jun 1, 2021

The Electric Circuit charging network will be rolling out 4,500 standard charging stations by 2028 in partnership with Québec’s municipalities, to meet the needs of electric vehicle drivers who do not have access to home charging. To support this important initiative, a grant program is being offered exclusively to municipalities, through which Hydro-Québec is providing financial assistance of up to $12,000 per standard charging station. The charging points must provide either overnight charging in neighborhoods where electric vehicle owners do not have access to private outdoor outlets or daytime charging in downtown and shopping areas. In addition, the municipality must allow access to the curbside station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer free parking in front of the curbside station from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. For the next two years, the program is exclusively aimed at the provision of curbside charging. The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in the Canadian province of Quebec, encompassing more than 3100 public charging stations. The network offers 466 fast-charging stations spread out in every region of the province. Link to the news: