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City of Québec joins state-wide EV charge point network

It continues to build on Electric Circuit’s existing network of over 250 charging points located in car parks and at grocery stores and restaurants throughout the eastern part of Québec state

The units are designed by AddÉnergie Technologies – based in Québec – and supplied with renewable energy from utility company Hydro-Québec.

Under the agreement, the first ten will be operational by the end of the year – located in municipal car parks around the city – with the remainder to be installed during 2015.

Mayor Régis Labeaume said: ‘This agreement with the Electric Circuit, powered by Hydro-Québec, is in line with one of the objectives of the city of Québec's sustainable mobility plan, which includes using hybrid and electric vehicles. One of the recommendations of this plan is to convene with the Electric Circuit to install charging stations for electric vehicles. I hope this partnership will meet the needs of the growing number of electric vehicle users in our region.’

Pierre-Luc Desgagné, vice president - public and government affairs at Hydro-Québec, added: ‘We are very proud to have the city of Québec join the Electric Circuit. It marks a major step in the roll-out of our network. Not only will it allow us to improve charging availability in a region with a high concentration of electric vehicles, but it will also facilitate the Electric Circuit's expansion eastward.’

 

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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