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Desjardins installing 200 EV charging stations in partnership with Hydro-Quebec


March 26, 2018
By Ellen Cools

March 26, 2018 — Desjardins Group has announced the installation of 200 charging stations for electric vehicles in its network of Desjardins caisses, in partnership with Hydro-Quebec.

The partnership builds on Hydro-Québec’s public charging network, the Electric Circuit.

“This partnership with Desjardins Group will help us take a big leap forward and send a clear message to anyone thinking of buying an electric vehicle: the public charging infrastructure is on the way. An electric vehicle is now a realistic option,” said Eric Martel, CEO of Hydro-Quebec.

The 200 charging stations will be installed across Quebec and eastern Ontario by 2021, mainly on caisse properties. There will be stations from Chapais in Nord-du-Québec to Havre-St-Pierre on the Côte Nord, and from Windsor, Ont. to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Ultimately, over 100 new standard 240V stations and 60 quick-charge 400V stations will be added to the Electric Circuit.