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Powering EVs: Quebec takes charge | Autonet.ca

It’s becoming clear that when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) some provinces are juiced by the idea, while others are not.

For instance, only Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia offer provincial government rebates to purchasers of EVs. The size of the rebate depends on the size of the batteries powering the car.

But so far only Quebec, with its abundance of hydro-electric power, seems serious about setting up a province-wide network of stations where EV owners can charge up at nominal cost.

In April, 2012 Quebec launched Canada’s first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles when more than 30 240-volt Electric Circuit quick charge stations were opened in parking lots of RONA and Metro stores and Rotisseries St-Hubert restaurants in the greater Montreal and Quebec City areas. That number quickly expanded to more than 100 stations by last summer.

And now the network is expanding into the territory east of Montreal, bringing the number of stations to more than 200.

Powered by Hydro Quebec, these fast charge stations allow an EV owner to top up for $2.50.

On Friday, the Electric Circuit announced it was expanding into eastern Quebec with a considerable number of charging locations in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, most of which will be operational by the fall in cities such as Trois Rivieres and Rimouski.

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POWERING EVS: QUEBEC TAKES CHARGE

It’s becoming clear that when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) some provinces are juiced by the idea, while others are not.

For instance, only Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia offer provincial government rebates to purchasers of EVs. The size of the rebate depends on the size of the batteries powering the car.

But so far only Quebec, with its abundance of hydro-electric power, seems serious about setting up a province-wide network of stations where EV owners can charge up at nominal cost.

In April, 2012 Quebec launched Canada’s first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles when more than 30 240-volt Electric Circuit quick charge stations were opened in parking lots of RONA and Metro stores and Rotisseries St-Hubert restaurants in the greater Montreal and Quebec City areas. That number quickly expanded to more than 100 stations by last summer.

And now the network is expanding into the territory east of Montreal, bringing the number of stations to more than 200.

Powered by Hydro Quebec, these fast charge stations allow an EV owner to top up for $2.50.

On Friday, the Electric Circuit announced it was expanding into eastern Quebec with a considerable number of charging locations in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, most of which will be operational by the fall in cities such as Trois Rivieres and Rimouski.

The Electric Circuit now offers over 160 240V charging stations in parking lots of the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) as well as those of many RONA hardware stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in 2012, 42 other private and institutional partners have joined the network.

Electric Circuit users have access to a 24/7 telephone help line run by CAA Quebec, as well as a charging station locator service. The Electric Circuit website, www.theelectriccircuit.com, is updated as new stations are commissioned.

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