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Quebec inaugurates the first location of the Quebec City-Montreal electric charging corridor

Last week was the inauguration of the first location of the Quebec City-Montreal Electric Charging Corridor. Two charging stations, including a 400V fast-charging station, are now available to EV drivers at the Baie-de-Maskinongé rest area.

In collaboration with Hydro-Quebec, the Quebec government is currently working on a pilot project to install 12 charging stations for EVs this fall: seven 240V charging stations and five 400V fast-charging stations. They will be located in seven sites along Highway 40 and Route 138, between Quebec City and Montreal.

The charging sites, with the exception of the one in Trois-Rivieres, are located in rest areas or in one of the municipalities of the village-relais network and are no more than 60km apart. All of them are near restaurants open 24/7, and accessible to EV users during the charging period, with no obligation to make a purchase.

“The inauguration of the Quebec-Montreal quick-charge corridor is an important milestone for the Electric Circuit,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Quebec. “While maintaining our rollout pace for 240V charging stations, the addition of several fast-charge stations in our network will keep us in step with the market in meeting the needs of electric vehicle drivers in Quebec.”

Source: Hydro-Quebec