New Electric Circuit installations of EV quick chargers in Québec will be sourced within the Canadian province.

AddÉnergie Technologies has won the tender call issued by Hydro-Québec to supply fast-charge stations on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit.

Based in the city of Québec, AddÉnergie Technologies will supply 400-volt charging stations to partners of the Electric Circuit over the first months of 2015.

Hydro-Québec said it will provide further details on the rate of deployment of these charging stations in coming weeks.

Bids were evaluated using a strict protocol comprising a number of criteria, including product robustness, bid price, user-friendliness and after-sales service, explained Hydro-Québec. All of the proposed charging stations went through rigorous climate testing at Hydro-Québec’s research institute this past November and December.

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“We are very pleased to work with AddÉnergie for the rollout of fast-charge stations in our network,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. “Their proposal set itself apart in terms of value for money and the robustness of their product. In addition, their customer service approach will be a major asset in the expansion of our public charging network.”

Earlier this month, the Electric Circuit announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal (SHDM) to install three public charging stations for electric vehicles at the Chaussegros-de-Léry complex. Occupants of this administrative complex as well as visitors to Old Montréal can now charge their vehicles in the building’s parking garage, whose entrance is at 330, Rue Champ-de-Mars.

“The SHDM is proud to contribute to electrifying urban transportation by taking part in this wave of positive change,” said Johanne Goulet, General Manager of the SHDM. “This investment is perfectly in line with the SHDM’s strategic commitments in terms of responsible real estate development. I would like to thank the Electric Circuit team who offered us the opportunity to make a sustainable change for Montréal!”