NRCan contributes $6.7 million to AddEnergie’s electrification project
By Renée Francoeur
February 28, 2017 – AddEnergie, a Canadian electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions developer, is receiving major financial backing from Natural Resources Canada to cook up more technologies that will support transportation electrification.
Natural Resources Canada will contribute $6.7 million to this $16.9 million initiative, while AddEnergie will invest $7.3 million. The initiative will also benefit from a $748,000 contribution from the Quebec Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation and $1.9 million from various private partners.
The projects made possible by this funding will enable 86 permanent jobs in Canada over five years, according to AddEnergie, and see more than 1000 new charging stations installed across Canada by 2019, which will in part contribute to the expansion of the Canada-wide FLO charging network, operated by AddEnergie.
Specifically, the stations to be installed will be designed especially for curbside use in five major Canadian cities, “using the expertise developed during the rollout of several hundred such stations in Montreal in partnership with Hydro-Québec and the city administration”.
“We are pleased that the federal government is trusting us to develop and implement the technology that will be required to power the next generation of electric cars in Canada,” says Louis Tremblay, president and CEO of AddEnergie. “This support will strengthen our leadership position and allow us to work with other innovative companies to shape the future of transportation.”