Quebec’s Electric Circuit has promised to make one announcement per day during the Montreal Auto Show relating to the expansion of its EV charging network.
In a first step, Nissan Canada announced it will support the expansion of the Electric Circuit public charging network with a significant investment in 25 DC Fast Charging sites.
The partnership agreement has been described as part of a new phase of development of the Electric Circuit, which targets up to 50 sites in high-traffic, major road corridors and large urban centers.
Québec City based AddÉnergie will supply the chargers which will be manufactured at AddÉnergie’s plant in Shawinigan. Equipped with both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo plugs, the Electric Circuit said the DC Fast Chargers will accommodate charging the Nissan Leaf and most electric vehicles.
The agreement with Nissan aims to help finance the commissioning of 20 fast charging sites for the Electric Circuit in 2015, with five more planned for in 2016. Targeted sites will coincide with short stops like restaurant chains and convenience stores, making their use simple and convenient, explained the Electric Circuit. The roll-out plan targets a number of major roads such as Highway 20, 10, 15, 50, and 35 towards Vermont.
Next, the Electric Circuit announced Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert will be outfitting all of their restaurants with public charging stations by the end of 2015. To date, 28 charging stations are already in service in the parking lots of various St-Hubert restaurants across Québec. By the end of 2015, more than one-hundred St-Hubert restaurants will be equipped with charging stations.
Afterwards the Electric Circuit announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Collège Ahuntsic in order to commission a public charging station for plug-in electric vehicles. Visitors will soon be able to charge their vehicles in the south side external parking lot located directly in front of the Collège, which is accessible by Saint-Hubert street. This was followed by the January 18 announcement of the signing of a partnership agreement with Cégep de Sorel-Tracy and the installation of two public electric-vehicle charging stations.
Yesterday was the announcement of the signing of a partnership agreement with the towns of Sainte-Adèle and Saint-Sauveurm north of Montreal, and the installation of public electric-vehicle charging stations. Sainte-Adèle now has two public plug-in stations, in the parking lot at the main entrance of Place des citoyens (999, boulevard de Sainte-Adèle). There is another station in Saint-Sauveur, in the parking lot at Georges Fillion Park, near the church on Rue Principale.
More announcements are set to happen, once every day until the Montreal auto show ends on Sunday January 25.