The City of Montréal announced its intention to join Québec’s The Electric Circuit.
Montréal, the provinces’ metropolis, will roll-out public charging stations for electric vehicles on its territory in 2013.
“This project is another step in reaching our target to reduce Montrealers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2020, based on 1990 levels” said Alan De Sousa, Vice-President of the City of Montréal’s Executive Committee and responsible for sustainable development, the environment and parks. “The network of charging stations will be rolled-out gradually, in close collaboration with interested boroughs, and will encourage Montrealers to seriously consider electric vehicles.”
Through The Electric Circuit, the City of Montréal will offer its boroughs the possibility of purchasing and installing charging stations. The City and interested boroughs intend on choosing the locations with the greatest potential to ensure the best possible geographical distribution. According to The Electric Circuit, more than ten boroughs have already expressed their interest.
In addition to these charging stations, a pilot project for the installation of curbside charging stations will be implemented downtown Montréal.
This project will help determine the nature and scope curbside public charging needs. It will be a first in Québec and Canada.