By Anthony Capkun
September 13, 2013 – The City of Montreal has joined Hydro-Quebec’s Electric Circuit—an initiative in the province to facilitate the rollout of charging infrastructure to support plug-in vehicles. Most of the 80 public charging stations the city is purchasing will be installed on municipal lots throughout the city by the end of the year.
“We are fortunate to be able to rely on a clean, renewable source of energy—as well as superior expertise—when it comes to implementing the public charging infrastructure required to support the arrival of electric vehicles on our roads,” boasted Premier Pauline Marois.
The 240V charging stations will be installed in parking lots belonging to the city, which will be selected based on criteria designed to ensure visibility and security. The charging stations will be manufactured by the Electric Circuit’s official supplier, AddÉnergie Technologies.
“The 80 charging stations deployed by the City of Montreal are entirely designed and manufactured in Quebec, and will bring the number of charging stations to 250,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Hydro-Quebec’s vice-president, public and government affairs.